Egg with NO shell?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by iranaround, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. iranaround

    iranaround New Egg

    Oct 26, 2010
    Why did one of my hens lay an egg with no shell? It was the shape of an egg, somewhat solid, yet definitely eggy inside. Never seen this before. They eat layer pellets, scratch, house food, and free range. They eat great! Any ideas??
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Also might want to think about putting some oyster shells out for them. I just mix it with feed from time to time so they have all the calcium they need hope.that helps.
  4. iranaround

    iranaround New Egg

    Oct 26, 2010
    Thanks for the help, and yes we do have new layers.
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    No worries! I like to keep oyster shell out for mine like the others suggested, but even with it it is very common for new layers to have a few glitches.

    I have some of my teenagers roosting on the front porch ( [​IMG] ) right now and one of the (RIR/BA ) layed a completely shell less egg followed immediately by a squishy membrane only egg while she was roosting at about 9 p.m. [​IMG] Pullets can be goofy, but as long as it's not a regular thing you don't need to worry about it.

    ETA: [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010

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