Milky colored, thin shelled eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by helkat, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. helkat

    helkat Songster

    Sep 21, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, Pa
    Hi there! Our pullets have been laying for quite some time now, and just recently, we found two or three milky colored, thin shelled eggs. They looked normal inside, but the shell was pretty different from the typical eggs we usually get.

    We don't know which of our pullets layed the eggs, but we were in the process of moving them to a new coop, which I think was a bit stressful for them.

    Could someone provide or link me to info on this kind of egg issue?

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    It's fairly normal in young birds, but make sure they have free choice oyster shell around, if you don't already.
  3. chickorama

    chickorama Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    Yeah, I have the same problem... one or two of our layers are laying thin shelled eggs, and when they come out, they break. I am guessing those layers are the ones on the bottom of the pecking order, which would mean they wouldn't get as much food, which would mean they wouldn't get as much calcium, which would mean they couldn't lay eggs with a very hard shell due to lack of calcium. That is my theory.

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