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

    May 4, 2011
    Cleveland , Georgia
    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
  2. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    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 True BYC Addict

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    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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