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Layed an egg with NO SHELL????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jayare's Chicks, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday about an hour before it got dark and some of the chickens started comming back to the coop for the night I noticed that some body had layed an egg on the ground just inside the gate to the run but there was NO EGG SHELL with it. It looked like someone had just cracked open and egg and dropped it on the ground. I have heard about soft eggs on here before but I don't think I have heard anything about this on here.
    I have only been getting 2 or 3 eggs a day from the 6 chickens that are now old enough to lay and yesterday we got 4 eggs not counting that Shell less egg on the ground. So now I am thinking that someone else is getting ready to start making me breakfast also.

    Jayare
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Yep, sounds like you have a new layer! [​IMG] Make sure they are getting plenty of free choice oyster shell and lay pellets now that they are big girls.
     
  3. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, they have layer pellets in their feeder. The eggs we have been getting have really thick shells on them (much thicker than those store bought eggs). I have started saving their shells lately so I can grind them up and put it in with their food or treats.

    Jayare
     
  4. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
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    Sometimes that happens as their teenage bodies are gearing up for full adult production.
     
  5. jorgey

    jorgey Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had eggs several times with new hens that are just the membrane, and no shell. But to have one with no membrane, I'd say is really different. (...and kind of cool.) :eek:
     
  6. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    How funny, I just found the same thing! Like someone cracked an egg on the driveway. No shell, no membranes, nada.

    My littlest girls turned 20 weeks old yesterday, and Zoe started laying yesterday. But I had another egg from her today, so I guess the shell-free egg must be from someone else.
     
  7. LisaJean

    LisaJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    You know, I was just thinking.... Maybe the egg did have a membrane, but it got eaten before I found it?
     
  8. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo Out Of The Brooder

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    It could be a dietary deficiency!!? But i am not exactly sure because we used to have pigeons that would lay with no shell and we had to change their diets!
     

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