Egg Without A Shell

PlanterTomato

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jan 31, 2010
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Palo Alto, CA
Gad Zooks! I collected 4 eggs today and one of them had no shell.

The egg was contained in a membrane but there was no shell around it. It was like holding a water balloon.
I've been feeding my girls organic crumble, they get fresh veggie scraps from the garden, scratch, and I also put out oyster shells.
What gives?
 

gritsar

Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!
13 Years
Nov 9, 2007
28,906
316
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SW Arkansas
It happens from time to time, even when you are offering oyster shell. Unless it becomes a regular thing, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

LilRalphieRoosmama

Officially Quacked
12 Years
Oct 15, 2007
3,406
19
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Elyria, OH
Are they new layers? Sometimes when they first start their plumbing takes a while to fine-tune. If they have been laying for a while, it could be the start of an internal layer problem. Could also just be a hiccup in the system but I would recommend increasing the oyster shell quantity. We usually mix it in with their crumbles and feed free choice.
 

chauqg

Songster
10 Years
Jun 13, 2009
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Exactly my understanding after going through the same thing with my birds. Not to worry!
 

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