I'm so @#$!! sick of these shell-less eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Echolalia, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Echolalia

    Echolalia Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    San Francisco
    It's been over a week and I haven't gotten one useful egg out of the only chicken who is laying. Everyday I find the remains of shell-less eggs that have gone splat on the floor of the hen house. I know that she's not just eating the eggs because I never find any shells, just yolk & membrane!

    She barely touches the oyster shell I laid out for her and the other ladies. She and the other girls regularly get cheese & yogurt, thanks to my son not eating his lunch at school. They graze my yard for a couple of hours a day. What in the heck is going on? [​IMG]
  2. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2011
    sitting on the toilet
    be cheerful it will stop soon
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    Try to bear with them, I know it's frustrating, I had twin BO and when they started laying, they both laid jelly eggs for a week straight! I personally mix oyster shell in their food, it seems to make mine more likely to chomp it. I also sometimes cook them scrambled eggs with the shell and all mixed in, shell=calcium!
  4. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    East Tn
    I take the shelless eggs make scambled with some egg shells nice treat they eat it .Has taken care of my shelless problem.
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I agree with the previous answers. Hopefully she will work it out soon.
    Are they on layer feed? You may want to consider magnesium and Vit D. Both are important to the absorbtion of calcium. Here's a list to some foods high in calcium.

    1. Spinach & Swiss Chard
    2. Salmon & Sardines (canned with bones)
    3. Mustard, Collard, Kale & Turnip greens
    4. Shellfish
    5. Blackstrap molasses (can cause runny stools)
    6. Corn Tortillas
    7. Yogurt
    8. Mozzarella & Cheddar cheese
    9. Milk, Buttermilk (goat's milk and cow's milk)
    10. Basil, thyme, dill seed, cinnamon, and peppermint leaves
    11. Romaine lettuce
    12. Rhubarb
    13. Almonds, Peanuts & Brazil Nuts
    14. Black Beans, Dried Beans (Cooked)
    15. Sesame seeds
    16. Fennel
    17. Cabbage, Bok Choy, & Chinese cabbage
    18. Summer squash
    19. Green beans
    20. Garlic
    21. Tofu & Soybeans
    22. Brussel sprouts & Broccoli
    23. Oranges (Some people do not feed citrus to chickens)
    24. Asparagus & Okra
    25. Crimini mushrooms
    26. Foods Fortified with Calcium: Some Orange Juice, Breads, & Cereals
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT

    Surprised it's lasted a week to be honest. Luckily I've only had one bird lay the jelly egg for a few days. Sometimes their reproductive system matures out of sinc. The shell function should be up n runnin' any day now.

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