Irratic Shelless Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by marcie17, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. marcie17

    marcie17 New Egg

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    I have one Rhode Island Red who was a good layer for the first few months who is now laying shelless eggs daily. Every now and then I'll get a shelled egg out of her, but it's becoming more infrequent. They have free choice grit, oyster shells, and layer feed. They also free range. Any ideas?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    How old is she? Is she the only one who is doing it and the rest of the hens/pullets are OK? From what they write about them, if it is one bird in a flock it is usually a problem with that individual's shell gland. If you have more than one doing it on a regular basis look to disease/disturbances and feed/water for the flock.
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publi...ndbook/16/thinshelled-eggs-and-shellless-eggs
     
  3. marcie17

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    She's about 6 months old. The gland seems to make sense. Great website and info! Thanks!
     

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