First the yolk, then the shell...

All about the EGG

Songster
12 Years
I was outside the coop tonight and heard a "thump." I opened the door and saw two hens pecking under the perch. I knew it was an egg. I got a light, shined it in and saw no shell on the floor. I then shined it on Stretch's bare-no-feathered butt and saw the slimy shell hanging there.



This hen has had issues for months...lost its feathers on its butt, layed oblong eggs with blood streaks on the shell, now this...is it time to dispatch???
 

basicliving

Keepin' the sunny side up
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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Shenandoah Valley, VA
That really is up to you. I've got a soft shell layer that's never layed a "normal" egg, but I keep her because I like her and she is a pet to me. Many people do cull hens that are not productive layers. If mine aren't suffering, I leave them be. It's really up to you.
 

alanb

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 16, 2009
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1
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Pen the Bird up and feed seperatly and add some Oster-shell ........ ALAN B .
 

basicliving

Keepin' the sunny side up
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
938
17
151
Shenandoah Valley, VA
ALAN B . :

Pen the Bird up and feed seperatly and add some Oster-shell ........ ALAN B .

That's a good idea and you can try it. Mine won't eat hardly a bite when penned and only fret the entire time about getting out.​
 

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