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Please help! my hen just laid an egg with no shell - no membrane at all

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brienna, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Brienna

    Brienna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen just laid an egg with no shell. it was like she pooped it out, there was no membrane, it looked like an egg that was cracked open in a pan. I'm so worried, could she still have some inside of her? she just got out of a molt and has laid a nice egg yesterday.
    please help, I am so worried, she is my sweetest pet
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Take a deep breath. This happens now and then, while it *could* be indicative of a problem, it is far more likely that, for whatever reason, her repro tract was not firing on all cylinders today resulting in the egg skipping a few steps before it was expelled. I would simply monitor her for the next 24 hours or so and only if you see signs of distress would any further steps be needed.
     
  3. guineapeeps

    guineapeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you giving her any oyster shell grit? The majority of the shell is made of of calcium and if they are lacking calcium, they can't produce a proper egg shell. She may need more calcium in her diet and oyster shell grit should help with that. When I first got my Guinea hens, I had that happen a bit but once I started giving them the oyster shell, it improved. I have had it happen a few times since then with the younger hens, but they don't seem to have any ill effect from it and lay normally the next day.
     
  4. Brienna

    Brienna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they have access to oyster shells at all times. I will keep an eye on her, thank you both!
     

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