Membrane around the egg

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  1. Ksue910

    Ksue910 New Egg

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    Hi,

    I am hoping someone can help me or give me information. The chicken I have are laying eggs each day. I have a total of six and I know there is only 5 laying eggs. I believe that the 6th hen started laying today, but the egg was developed but it had a clear membrane, sack around the egg. Looking for information as to what and why this happened. The hens are just about 10 months old,
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    do you mean it was a shell-less egg? In any case when they first start laying - they sometimes have odd eggs to their systems figures everything out. [​IMG]
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] X2 the above. Soft-shell, shell-less and other odd eggs are common with new layers. Give her time to work the kinks from her system and make sure she has what she need nutrient-wise, plenty calcium etc.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Ksue920, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard!
     
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    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 3 Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     

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