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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nevikselrae, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. nevikselrae

    nevikselrae In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2008
    I found a couple of eggs with no shell, like a rubber coating, but no shell.
    All other eggs are great. $3.00 a doz. selling like hot cakes at work.
    What is the deal
  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    the rubber like shell is the membrane so really its a shell-less egg and there is nothing wrong with it....my dad calls them lucky eggs..you can eat it i would not sell it though

    if they are new layers this is usually thier first egg if they are seasoned layers then this does happen from time to time just make sure they are getting enough calcium in thier diet
  3. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Songster

    Feb 1, 2007
    St. Louis, Mo.
    You could get more replies in the "Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying" section.
    Yes, more calcium is what they need if it is not their first egg.
    Feeding them ground oyster shells will give them calcium.
    If Oyster shells are not available, you can feed them ground up chicken egg shells.
    If the shells are whole, they will recognize them and might crack wholes and/or eat their own eggs and that will NEVER do.
    Welcome to the forum!

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