No shell on egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Janiemp55, May 6, 2017.

  1. Janiemp55

    Janiemp55 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has started laying an egg with yolk in one soft membrane sack and whites in another and no shell.any ideas what's going on?. I keep oyster shells in the pen all the time..hadn't had this problem before
     
  2. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    You hen is either getting long in the tooth or has poor genetics. This sometimes also happens when hens first start to lay and may correct itself over time. When in doubt put a tablespoon full of apple cider vinegar in the water it can not hurt. Then my advice will throw up your hands and hope for the best.
     
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  3. ColoRockies

    ColoRockies Out Of The Brooder

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    We had this happen for a few days. Started premixing feed with while corn, oyster shells, layer pellets and de. Also started barley folder and never had issue again
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Shell less eggs are usually caused by stress, things like change, New members, loud disturbances, or predators sniffing about will cause the egg to come out before the shell can be applied. Otherwise they are just a glitch in the system. They are often seen as hens start up or shut down from laying. It usually will stop after a bit whether you do anything or not.
     
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