Is this the beginning of an egg?

jayceesue

Chirping
Mar 28, 2020
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I have had three red sex link hens for 12 weeks and not a single egg. Today I noticed this in one of the nesting boxes. It looks like the white part of an egg but I not sure. Can someone help me identify if maybe I’m getting close to having egg layers instead of pets?
Please forgive the straw and chicken poop in the photos
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Tre3hugger

Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Mar 21, 2020
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No problem. I would guess she is warming up her egg oven! Are they getting enough calcium? What is their diet? If they are on starter now would be a good time to start transitioning to either an egg laying ration or an all flock with oyster shell for calcium.
 

Tre3hugger

Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Mar 21, 2020
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Sounds good. Maybe even a little overkill lol. Too much calcium can be a bad thing, especially before they are laying. Are they 12 weeks old or have you just had them for 12 weeks?
 

jayceesue

Chirping
Mar 28, 2020
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North Central Mississippi
I have had them for 12 weeks. I’m not sure how old they are to be honest. My profile picture is the three I have. The calcium and oyster shell sits in a little bowl in the coop area if they want it, but I don’t fill the bowl every day Or even every other day
 

jayceesue

Chirping
Mar 28, 2020
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North Central Mississippi
I asked the man I bought them from if they were a year and a half old and he said yes. I think I led him down that path. I had a friend yell me she thought they looked older. I just don’t know.
 

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