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NO SHELLS ON EGGS

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CHICKEN RICH, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. CHICKEN RICH

    CHICKEN RICH Out Of The Brooder

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    I AM NEW TO RAISING CHICKENS. IT HAS BEEN 25 YEARS SINCE I RAISED THEM .
    I HAV A 3 BUFF ORPINGTON'S ABOUT 26 WEEKS OLD ONE OF THE CHICKENS HAS LAID THREE EGGS NOW OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS WITH NO SHELL JUST THE WHITE MEMBRANE.
    THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I GET TWO OR THREE EGGS WITH A GOOD SHELL.
    THEY ARE ON LAYER FEED AND HAVE OYSTER SHELLS AND GRIT.

    IS THIS OK? IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD DO?

    FATHER OF 4 DAUGHTERS, 3 BUFF ORPINGTONS, 5 GOLDEN COMETS,
    2 LABRADORS AND ONE UNDERSTANDING WIFE OF 20 YEARS.
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Did you hit caps lock? Do you feed them oyster shell? You can also give them egg shells that you have already used (you ate the egg inside already) and mine love them.
     
  3. CHICKEN RICH

    CHICKEN RICH Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I did hit caps lock.
    They do have all the oyster shell that they want.
    I give them some of the egg shells.
    The egg is like a plastic bag for the shell.
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Sometimes it takes their systems awhile to get things right when they start laying. I don't know what to suggest since they already have access to oyster shell.
     
  5. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an OEGB that has laid about 5 eggs this year and all were that way. I did so wanted to get little ones from her [​IMG]
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Is she just starting to lay?
     
  7. CHICKEN RICH

    CHICKEN RICH Out Of The Brooder

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    She has been laying for about 4 -5 weeks.
     

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