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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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  2. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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