Jelly eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jannakaye, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Muscovy hen, Paddles, started laying on Feb the 10th. The last four eggs she's laid have been jelly eggs. She seems fine, eating, drinking, and doing her thing. She gets Layena (and sometimes the cats' food) along with free choice oyster shell. I read that a D3 deficiency can cause it but they get Rooster Booster in their drinking water year round and it has vitamin D3 in it. Our drake is a house pet so it couldn't be over-breeding. I'm stumped! Any advice is appreciated!
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean a shell-less egg, or the whites are "jelly?"

    Picture?

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  3. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shell-less. I'll try to get a pic if she lays another. My Cochin is trying to sit on everything and she has busted the last three.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes, new layers can produce shell-less eggs as their system starts booting up.

    Soft shelled eggs and other oddities can appear throughout the first month or so.

    It should resolve itself. :)

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  5. jannakaye

    jannakaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, goodness I hope that's all it is! Thanks!
     
  6. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me, too! :)

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