My hen keeps laying a egg without the outer shell.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlove08, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. chickenlove08

    chickenlove08 Out Of The Brooder

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    My silkie keeps laying just the inner film part with everything else in it just not the outer shell. It has happened twice Why?
     
  2. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is the chicken? are you feeding her oyster shells/eggshells? they need lots of calcium.
     
  3. chickenlove08

    chickenlove08 Out Of The Brooder

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    She will be a year in a month. They have not had the oyster shells in about a month or two.
     
  4. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    I had this problem when i first got my Speckled Maran. I had 3 in total. I started giving them the crushed oyster shells and have not had any since. I normally give them some every day. They take it when they need it. Hope your eggs are back to normal soon.
     
  5. chickenlove08

    chickenlove08 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! We have started back on the the oyster shell. Hopefully my eggs will be back to normal soon!!
     
  6. jayjay

    jayjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure they will. Good luck and i hope the hens get back to normal soon.
     

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