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Just the whites of the egg: No shell and no yolk

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nerd0geekboyz, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. nerd0geekboyz

    nerd0geekboyz Chirping

    Mar 15, 2011
    Yesterday my Delaware laid just the whites with the membrane. Pretty interesting.

    They all have access to plenty of Oyster shell, so I am thinking she just had a bad day.

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Songster

    Mar 11, 2011
    Western Massachusetts
    I wouldn't worry too much. One of my Rhodies laid a 'rubber egg' and then a couple with no shell or membrane at all. But I noticed one of the days that she was definitely under the weather. Not bad but noticeable. Anyway, after a couple days of laying no eggs at all she started laying normal eggs again.

    By the way, I use yogurt for calcium. I give it to them several times per week. I also like it because I let them freerange for a while most days and the yogurt helps their tummies stay happy. The big containers of plain yogurt are cheap too.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011

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