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Eggs without shells or membrane?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Alley, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. Alley

    Alley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two days ago my hen layed two eggs without shells while roosting but the eggs were in a sack. Today she layed an egg without a sack... just a runny gooey mess in the nesting box. I feed her layer mash, corn, barley, black sun flower seeds and oyster shells. Am I doing something wrong? Is something wrong with my Betsy? Please help... I don't know what to do to help her! should i giver her vitamins?

    Thank you... in advance for your help! [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Is she a new layer? [​IMG]
     
  3. Alley

    Alley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes... fairly new. She gave me her first egg 3 months ago.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Could be just a glitch at the egg factory.
    If it keeps up I would do some research to see if she may have a calcium absorption problem.
     
  5. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she eating the oyster shell as this sounds like a lack of calcium problem. You might feed her some laying pellets (which has calcium) and see if this clears the problem up.
     
  6. Alley

    Alley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are laying pellets and mash the same thing?
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Laying mash and laying pellets are just different versions of the same food.
    I prefer the pellets because my chickens waste alot less feed since I started feeding the pellets.
     
  8. Alley

    Alley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay... she didn't give me an egg today. Is that good or bad sign? [​IMG]
     
  9. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say its a good sign.
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    What's your weather like? We're having some up and down weather that seems to be resulting in more odd eggs for now along with some hens not laying as often. It was 60F a couple days ago and now it's snowing heavily. The chickens are not happy. If she doesn't start laying normal eggs or you can't find a cause I'd try cutting the treats and straight grains down so she eats more layer mash (crumbles and pellets have less waste if you want to switch) and oyster shell.
     

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