Egg with no shell????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    What does it mean if a hen lays an egg without the shell?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    There are several reasons why a hen may lay a shelless egg. Sometimes it is because they aren't getting enough calcium. Stress can also cause a hen to lay an egg without a shell. Occaisonally, a hen may lay an egg without a shell due to some sort of glitch or fluke in the reproductive tract. Older hens, or hens new to laying, are especially likely to lay soft shelled eggs.
     

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