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First egg!!! But it had no shell Ho Hum

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by buzymom13, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010

    Well we were excited and disappointed. We got our FIRST EGG this morning and it was laid in the nest box!!!! But it was without a shell and it was a big mess... Are we doing something wrong? Our chickens are just 17 wks today and we are new to chickendom... any advice?

    thankx guys! [​IMG]
  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Songster

    Jul 4, 2009
    First time layers usually lay there first egg like this. I wouldn't worry. Unless you get more like that.
  3. emys

    emys Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Put some oyster shell in there if you don't already have some available. Nothing to worry about, it happens with new layers. You will have your homemade breakfast soon.
  4. bigstack

    bigstack Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    Congrats!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    My first one was a super soft shell, and they layed it from the roost! I know your feelings! LOL It's been 3 weeks now and they are laying in the nest! Yeah!!!! It's so funny that they all use the same 3 nest boxes. I gave them 16 boxes for 23 hens. But they want to use the same one. LOL The ladies are coming along GREAT! Only about 6 laying now but the rest are coming in, a new layer every few days.

    I love my Chickens! " Their Deliscious!" [​IMG] .....and super sweet!

    God Bless!
  5. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010
    Oh thank goodness...I thought maybe all my researching and reading on BYC and the internet was for not... [​IMG]

    I have been putting oyster shell out but alas I have been not putting it out everyday lately since we hadn't seen any eggs yet. I will be diligent now with it.

    Will it be long before we see more eggs if this one was like this? I'm figuring it was probably my leghorns since I read they lay earlier than others.

    Thankx! [​IMG]
  6. julie1015

    julie1015 In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2010
    Northwest WA
    I've had soft-shell eggs too here and there, but I'm thinking it's just each hen getting started one at a time. Because I'm also getting some nice hard shells too. I've got oyster shell out for them.
    I'm sure you'll start getting some good eggs soon, but it sure is a pain to deal with those soft shells in the meantime, and hard to be patient![​IMG]

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