Help---Egg without shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lillyk24, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Lillyk24

    Lillyk24 In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2016
    Hi there, I have had my flock for a few months now and I have never seen this before. My hen just laid a egg by my back door but with no shell. She doesn't seem to be doing a lot, but just sitting there for hours. I went out and gave her water she didnt want it at first then realized what it was and started drinking. They are in the process of molting, but I have never heard of a egg being laid with out any kind of shell...What should I do for her? IS she sick? Should I keep her away from the flock? Thank you for any suggestions! Jen

  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    She's fine. This happens from time to time. Its perfectly normal. It just didn't get a shell coating over the membrane when the egg was being made. Now if it starts happening a lot then its likely a calcium deficiency. I call em jello eggs.

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