Grrr... I'm ready to eat the lot of them.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Uzuri, May 19, 2011.

  1. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    Possibly with the feathers still on.

    So we were doing just fine as we went through the course of corid and then the wormer; harder egg shells, no evidence of shell-less eggs, MORE eggs on average.

    Then yesterday, the first day back to keeping eggs after the wormer, I get a crushed (but not really eaten, looks like it was sat on) egg. And this morning, a shell-less one.

    I'm thinking chicken tonight. *slobbers*
     
  2. emys

    emys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    First, have a hamburger, then see if you can't at least pluck them! [​IMG]

    Sorry you're still not getting proper eggs.
     
  3. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I'm having the same sorts of issues, so don't feel alone. So frustrating.
     
  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    LOL.

    Time to have a jello egg party. Maybe we can collect them all up, get together, and throw them at things. Sounds very cathartic.
     
  5. snowflake

    snowflake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it is Nuclear fall out [​IMG] Thought it was Layana's fault but some using other feeds are having problems too. don't remember seeing so much of this last year..
     
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  6. mtnpull

    mtnpull Out Of The Brooder

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    Why would you get a shell-less egg?[​IMG]
     
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    bsntomsn Out Of The Brooder

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  8. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    Sorry you are having problems. Mine are just taking turns going broody.
     
  9. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:It just happens sometimes, but there are also things that can influence how often you get them. Any stress or illness in the flock can lead to a surge of soft-shelled eggs. Lack of free calcium can increase the incidence of them. New layers and hens coming back into lay (after a molt or being broody) may have a few issues in the plumbing resulting in them laying soft-shelled eggs temporarily until the kinks are worked out. Finally, sometimes a bird's shell gland is damaged/defective, and when this happens the bird cannot lay hard shelled eggs.
     
  10. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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