egg laid with membrane

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kimerh, May 18, 2011.

  1. kimerh

    kimerh New Egg

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    I have a Buff Orpington who already laid her egg this morning, a normal hard-shelled egg. Tonight I went out to close the coop and watched her lay an egg that only had a membrane, turn around and start eating it. I have seen a few of these eggs in the coop before but wasn't sure who was laying them. It's like she wanted a bedtime snack! Any advice or explanation for this??

    Kim
     
  2. Debbiedodo

    Debbiedodo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Kim

    I have no idea but hope you get an answer.

    Deb
    8 Barred Rocks, 7 Isa Browns (8 weeks old) new to chickens
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Provide your chickens with crushed oyster shell as free choice. Dont add it in their feed, they instictively know to eat it when needed.
     
  4. kimerh

    kimerh New Egg

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    Even though she's been laying hard-shelled eggs too?
     
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    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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  10. kimerh

    kimerh New Egg

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    Thanks -- I'll get some today!
     

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