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Egg w/o ANY shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Noncentzter, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My NHR just started laying last week, but I haven't seen any eggs from her this week. Today I was out earlier than normal to take care of the girls. I noticed that Hermione was acting strangely, but didn't think anything of it. All of a sudden the other girls were around where Hermione had been and there was an egg on the floor without any shell at all and they were eating it up. I noticed that Hermione had an "eggwhite" string hanging from her backside too. Now I know why I haven't been getting any eggs from her. I have free choice oyster shell available, so any clue as to what the problem might be? They are all on layer feed too.

    john
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I mix the oyster shell in with my feed. I know it's a bit wasteful, but it almost forces them to take a little when they are eating their layer pellets.
     
  3. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fortunately, she laid one today with a shell...I feel much better!
     
  4. LarrySC

    LarrySC Out Of The Brooder

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    our's did the same thing on their first week of laying;; It never happened again;;; so far . Good luck.
     

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