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Hen Laid a Mass of Egg Shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Michele C, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Michele C

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    Yesterday morning I found a "rock" in the nesting box. It was hard and heavy and we cracked it open to find that it appeared to be multiple eggs shells. Has anyone had this happen? Should I be concerned? I've been giving the girls flaxseed mixed in with veggie scraps and I wonder if I'm over doing the protein. Thank you!!
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  2. Kelsie2290

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  3. Michele C

    Michele C In the Brooder

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    Thank you for the info... the "egg" was hard as a rock and had no liquid inside nor any smell. Based on what I read from the links, I don't think it's a lash egg. I wish I knew which hen laid it. None of them seem to be acting strange or lethargic.
     
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  5. Michele C

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    Thank you again!
     
  6. Very interesting and thank you for sharing [​IMG]


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