New at hens and have a egg question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by schritter17, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. schritter17

    schritter17 New Egg

    Jul 29, 2014
    West hordan
    I have golden sex links and tonight I found half a soft egg shell and a Yoak. It that normal ? Any advice would help. What do I need to do.? I have oyster shells in a pan in there.
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful learning center [​IMG]

    Normal yes ,,,, I grind up old egg shells in the blender and add it to the feed and the feed has been soaking in water so then tend to eat it all and not push it to the side ......... [​IMG]
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Are your girls young? Shell less eggs are usually just a glitch in the egg laying system and they are especially common in new layers or in birds just coming back into lay as as they get their egg laying system into gear, so unless you are getting a lot of them or one bird is only laying shell less eggs, they are usually nothing to worry about. If you have oyster shell on the side and are feeding them a commercial Layer feed, they should be fine.
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    X 2 and
  5. schritter17

    schritter17 New Egg

    Jul 29, 2014
    West hordan
    I got them around Easter so they are young. Thanks for the help.
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    As Kelsie has said, as they age and refine their egg laying machines, the eggs will improve in quality. This is very common in young layers. Keep them on layer feed and oyster shell on the side and pretty soon you should see some nice eggs in the boxes.

    Enjoy your flock and welcome to ours!
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X3, some chickens just lay weird eggs. But sometimes it also depends on the bird's diet, life and housing. Stress, poor nutrition, age lack of water or calcium or too little or too much light can effect their laying. If your bird is young though, this is very normal.

    Good luck with your flock!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You have been given very good advice, so I will just say [​IMG]

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