Hens egg is like JELLO!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AnimalsComeFirst, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to go get a egg from our Barred plymouth rock (Gloria) and i picked it up and it feels like a water balloon or a peice of jello! The egg shell is flexible.
    What is this?
     
  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    It happens. It's okay.
     
  3. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Don't worry, "Jello" eggs are pretty common for pullets still working out the egg-laying process. There's nothing wrong with your hen. She should start laying hard-shelled eggs very soon [​IMG]
     
  4. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, Gloria is not a pullet. She is at least 2 years old. I don't know for sure because she is a rescue chicken.

    She has been laying hard eggs for months. She just layed one yesterday that was hard.
     
  5. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she getting enough calcium? If you are not supplying ground up oyster shells, you may want to try that. Good luck!
     
  6. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It happens time to time. No worries.
     
  8. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  9. ECBW

    ECBW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are already providing calcium supplement, it might be that she is about done. I also have a 3-year-old Production Red going through the same. She now lays sporadically and "soft shell" half of the time.
     
  10. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have oyster shells that I have fed her as long as i've had her... but i think the problem is that I refilled their fooddish a few days ago and forgot to put some in. I'll go do that right now.... hopefully thats the problem [​IMG].
    Thanks for replying!
     

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