Laid an egg without the shell???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CatsCrazyCoop, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. CatsCrazyCoop

    CatsCrazyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls just started laying...
    They are about 24 weeks old...
    I went to say my goodnights, and in one of the nesting boxes was an egg covered in a puddle of what looked to be yolk...
    ...is this normal?

    HELP!
     
  2. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that is normal, you will see all kinds of weird eggs as they start to lay. I feed mine back thier egg shells. When I use the egg I microwave it a bit to dry it out and then crush it up. I also started supplementing with oyster shell because I have one who lays normal eggs and soft shelled eggs. I call them soft shelll because they have a membrane that is very soft inside there is a normal egg but the shell isn;t hard. I scramble these and feed them back to the girls.
     
  3. CatsCrazyCoop

    CatsCrazyCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow! Thanks!

    I didn't know they could eat their shells! [​IMG]

    Do you mix the oyster shells in their food? I have it - but they don't eat that or the grit on its own.
     

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