First eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kbloomenrader, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Kbloomenrader

    Kbloomenrader Hatching

    Mar 26, 2014
    I have been impatiently waiting for the past 6 months, and yesterday finally got my very first egg from my black sex link, Patty. She is 2 days shy of 24 weeks. She even laid it in her nest box! This morning I went out and checked, and lo and behold there was another egg! Unfourtunitly it was a super thin shelled one, that had been broken. My question is, is there anything special I need to keep an eye out for, while she is adjusting to laying eggs? Her bottom seemed a little yucky this morning, and I dont know if it was because she sat on her egg that broke, and got messy or what? She also seemed to have what looked like a piece of a soft shell, still kind of hanging out of her, she was able to pass it while I was still out there, but it still worries me, she is such a sweet girl, I dont want anything to happen to her.[​IMG]
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    24 weeks isn't unusual this time of year with shorter days.
    Make sure they have access to adequate calcium now.
    Phosphorus and vitamin D are important for shell quality as well.
    It's not unusual for pullets to lay a couple thin shelled eggs.

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