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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by miss piggy, May 19, 2010.

  1. miss piggy

    miss piggy Hatching

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    Hi I have been lurking here for a while and have learned a bunch as I am new to chickens but now have an issue. we have 6 RIR hen that have been laying for about 8 weeks and have been giving mostly 6 eggs a day some times 5 day before yesterday got 7 eggs one had paper shell yesterday 6 normal eggs today 6 normal eggs . Then went to put them to bed for the night one hen was already on the root and low and behold a 7th egg again paper shell with a tube on one end it looks like particlly bloown up balloon. Is this normal ? we give free choice oyster shell any info will be appreciated than you.
     
  2. kidcallous

    kidcallous Chirping

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    I am new myself, but you will get some answers here!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    First off Welcome to BYC. So glad you joined the forum.

    That happens once in a while. Continue to give the free choice oyster shell. They'll get evened out eventually.
     
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    And that does sound within the range of normal. You can upon occasion get an extra egg - and it sounds like the reason your egg shells are thin is because of the speedy trip - there isn't enough time for the hen to lay down a thick shell before the egg is out.

    It's possible that stress may be causing this, but I would guess its more likely just because they are young.
     
  5. miss piggy

    miss piggy Hatching

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    Thanks to all for the info. I guess will just wait and see what happens.
     

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