No shell egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BirdGirl2004, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone, I found an egg in the chicken coop that had no shell and I wondered if there was a problem with the hen or it just needed some more calcium. HELP?? Thanks!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Just a glitch in the system often caused by stress, not a calcium problem. It's often seen in New layers or those starting or shutting down.
     
  3. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this was a first egg. Thanks so much!
     
  4. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also. what do you mean by "shutting down" or you talking about the bird dying or just stop producing eggs? Thanks so much!!
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    In the fall at the end of the laying season before the have an adult molt. They take a few months off during it so the reproductive tract goes out of business for a while and they stop laying.
     
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  6. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. Thanks
     

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