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pullets first eggs I have questions !!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MSH, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. MSH

    MSH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok I have to american game pullets LF that layed their first eggs today ok so here's what I found 1 shell less egg in the nest with 1 regular looking egg right size shape everything then I went back out about an hour later and there's another normal egg in the nest there are only 2 pullets in this pen/ run could one of them layed the shell less egg and the normal egg today and then the other pullet layed the next normal egg ?
    I have never had pullets like this before all my hens were already laying before I got them lol except the youngster I have out there that are no where near laying yet lol I have no clue whats going on lol I feed them 22% layer feed with scratch and oyster shell mixed in any info advice tips ect... on pullets starting to lay would be great
    thanks for reading
    MSH
     
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Soft shelled eggs happen from time to time, especially when they're just starting out. Extra calcium also helps, but i read you have oyster shell for them already. I find that crushing their old eggshells to feed back to them also works. Good luck, and congrats on your new layers!
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    It does happen occasionally that a soft-shelled egg is laid right after, or before a normal egg. A sort of misfire. In a pullet, this shouldn't be of any great concern while their bodies adjust to the business of laying.
     

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