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No shell egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blueberrychickens, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    I found an egg this am on the poop board, it has no shell & then next to it was just a yolk!! Why does this happen??? They have access to oyster shell 24/7 & are fed layer pellets & treats. They have only been laying since early Dec & some of the girls only started laying this past week.
    Here's a picture.....

    [​IMG] You can kinda see the yolk covered in sand in the bowl. [​IMG]

  2. bills

    bills Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    vancouver island
    Fairly typical of young pullets and there first eggs. Just make sure they are getting proper laying pellets, and all should be right in a few days. The oyster shell should help with the calcium, but you can always give them a little yogurt as well.
  3. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Songster

    Jan 29, 2007
    Just a little glitch in the production chamber. [​IMG]
  4. rungirl

    rungirl Songster

    Apr 7, 2010
    Columbus, Ohio
    That's common when a pullet is first starts laying. Her egg-laying mechanism is still young and there are kinks to work out. If they have a good diet and they're not stressed out or anything, it will probably be a very rare occurence. It is freaky to find them though, isn't it? There are some hens that have this as a chronic problem, but if it happens when they are young and then the next few eggs are normal, then I wouldn't worry about it. You may also get a few double yolk eggs. That's another common "kink" that usually resolves itself as the hen matures.

  5. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    Glad to hear that its a normal thing. They did have alot of thanksgiving leftovers this past week & I have only given them yogurt 1x this week. I'll be sure to give them some more yogurt in the next few days & maybe some cottage cheese too.
  6. dldolan

    dldolan WineNChooks

    Aug 11, 2010
    Sonoma County, CA
    I just found two like that this morning! It is kind of weird, isn't it?? Hope it is my two Welsummers about to start doing their job! All other five hens already on task...!!

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