My RIR had a soft shelled egg stuck to her butt feathers. ADVISE please.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Messipaw, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR is roughly 10 months old. Today I found a soft shell egg laying on her butt feathers. She was running around fine during free range. We have had rain. Not sure if that matters. All six hens are loosing feathers but nothing crazy. I do give them oyster shells and their own cracked egg shells. The egg was torn open and rubbery. I looked in all the nest boxes and I didn't see a yolk. We have been getting good solid eggs from her. Should I be worried?
     
  2. martinnoah

    martinnoah Out Of The Brooder

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    probably not I have had a egg with no shell before but it never happened again. she probably just sat on it a broke it on her butt, then ate the yolk and white. lol
     
  3. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Martinnoah. What's the difference between no shell and a soft shelled egg.
     
  4. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump
     
  5. martinnoah

    martinnoah Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry i must of miss read what you wrote[​IMG] i'm not sure.
     
  6. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have a suggestion, please.
     
  7. Chickalickin

    Chickalickin New Egg

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    My RIR was strutting her stuff with a perfectly formed egg stuck to her butt feathers!!!! Never seen this before is it normal??:/
     
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