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Jelly Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kimmommy23, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. kimmommy23

    kimmommy23 Out Of The Brooder

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    When one of my hens started laying the first 2 were jelly eggs. She was about 3 mos. later than the rest of her "sisters". She does lay normal hard-shelled eggs but every once in awhile she will lay another soft/no-shelled egg. I thought some people might want to see a pic. I know I was really concerned when I first saw this egg, and especially the second one, I thought there might have been something wrong with her.
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  2. that is lack of vitamins.... I don't know which vitamin she needs though...
     
  3. Possibly she needs more calcium?
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    If she is on a good quality laying food she should be fine. However, it never hurts to add calcium on occasion, and suppling her with crushed oyster shells won't hurt. If this hen is an older hen and is consistently laying soft shelled eggs, she might be developing a problem with her reproductive parts. You can't really do any thing for her, but keep her on a good diet and allow her to live out her life.
     
  5. kimmommy23

    kimmommy23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone. Actually the hen is just fine. She and all the other girls lay beautiful hard shelled eggs. The get laying pellets and crushed oyster shell all the time. They also free range, get some table scraps, and even leftover salmon or other fish once a week. This and another like it were the very first 2 eggs she ever laid. Since then she has laid 2 more, about 2 months apart. I was really concerned but a friend says she has a hen that will randomly throw one of these. I just wanted other people that found 1 or 2 of these to know that their chicken is probably fine and this can happen. Thanks again for your prompt replys though. :)
     

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