my chicken laid a egg with no shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by little blue, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    today i went down to the coop and there was a egg but no shell and it did not break but we were wondering if the egg is stuck inside of her or if the shell just did not form.
     
  2. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shell didn't form. THat happens sometimes. Most of my hens have done that, usually when they first start laying, or after a period of not laying. If neither of those apply, they might not be getting enough calcium. Mine did it as a fluke a couple of times, too. No big deal unless it starts happening regularly.
     
  3. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    that is probably it she is also new to the flock too she did not lay it in the nesting box
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Her being new probably explains it -- chickens are stressed by any change. She should get used to it all, given a little time.
     

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