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Help Shell less Egg again....when do I start to worry....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by winekntrychicks, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    I have 6 girls. One for sure is laying good eggs regularly. I think not sure I have another laying once every few days. I have another that gave 2 shell less eggs the same day from the roost a week ago and found another one this morning. All shell less eggs have been on the floor. My girls are 23 weeks old today. Should I be worried about the shell less eggs or give them time to mature....all replies are appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Songster

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    What does a shell less egg look like?
     
  3. Nemo

    Nemo Songster

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    Quote:Ummm... Take an egg, crack it, and dump the insides out unto the floor.

    Our Buff Orps just started laying this week, and we got our first shell-less egg this morning. Luckily, it dropped into the poop-pit, so they couldn't get at it.
     
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

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    Give them free access to Oyster shell. You can find it at Tractor supply. I assume now they are laying you have them on layer feed? If not get them on it. Plus the oyster shell.
     
  5. winekntrychicks

    winekntrychicks Pooper Peeper

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    The are on "flock raiser" with oyster shells "at will"[​IMG]
    My shell less eggs may have shells but very little. They look like little water ballons. I am assuming the "shell" is just the inside membrane.....any more thoughts???? [​IMG]
     
  6. Cason

    Cason Songster

    I had a buff orpington that did that for the (short) duration of her life. She was on lay mash, free access to oyster shell.. you name it. After ~ six months of that I culled her- but it took awhile. You see, I had 8 buff orpington hens, and had no clue as to which one was the culprit. Finally began separating them..
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    I have had one of my hens lay 5 shelless in a row then she finally gave up a hardshell
     

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