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One Rubber Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nancypo, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Songster

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    My hen Sarah has been laying nice, hard eggs shells, and today she laid, right in front of me on the deck, a rubbery egg. Ew. Tossed it over the fence to the easement. Do hens randomly lay a rubber egg once in a while? She on the same diet, feed, free ranging, calcium.
     
  2. nancypo

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    Any ideas? It looked like an off-white jello egg , ewww....
     
  3. sheila3935

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    One of my new laying girls gave me one last night. Kinda freaky. But from what I have read on here it hapeens from time to time. Make sure she has enough calcium. I mixed oyster shell in their food today instead of free choice and am going to recycle their egg shells from now on cause I have been told they prefer them over the oyster shell.
     
  4. nancypo

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    Yes, I also added more calcium today. It was weird to see her lay at 5pm, instead of her normal 9 am...
     

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