Puzzle with clues - who is laying the thin shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosiethechicken, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. rosiethechicken

    rosiethechicken Songster

    Aug 2, 2010
    I have 5 BRs.
    Y'day (8/15/10) I got two eggs at about 10 AM.
    Then I got another egg at about 11 AM.
    All three are good eggs in the nest boxes.
    Nothing later in that day (as of 8 PM).

    This morning 7 AM (8/16/10), I found two thin shell
    eggs on the floor (below roost area).

    We got our first egg last Sunday and are getting 2 or 3 eggs per day since then.
    But I only found two thin shells middle of the week and then today.

    Based on the 26 hour cycle, I am thinking, todays thin shells cannot be
    from the 3 hens y'day. Going by that theory, all 5 are laying, but only
    3 are giving hard shell eggs and two are dropping thin shells under the roost
    or outside somewhere (they freerange).

    Any other possibilities ?
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sounds like a good theory to me.
    Although chickens do like to make fools of us. [​IMG]

    Don't expect every hen to lay everyday, and it sounds like they are young. Hopefully they will work out the kinks and you'll be getting all hard shelled.


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