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Found an whole egg without a shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunflowerenvy, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Songster

    Apr 4, 2010
    south/west tn
    i got Barred rock on Aug 14 2010 from a framer market he said this hen was young then next day it lay a brown egg what was very soft like jello egg shell. i was give her egg with shell daily today i saw her in the nest box and little bit later i found the egg without the shell .
    so i am wondering now if this bird is an old hen she nice and fat?


  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    New layers will often times lay some strange eggs, like what you've described, at first. I just call them practice eggs. If you're feeding them a good layer feed, and supplying them with some egg shells or even some crushed oyster shell, they should be getting all the nutrition they need for laying nice eggs.

    Don't worry, you're gonna see some of those eggs, and it's nothing to worry about. [​IMG]
  3. 24279102

    24279102 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Grand Bay, AL
    [​IMG] She looks just like our Gertrude who is a very good layer. Even in this heat she has not slowed down.

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