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Question about new egg layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MaKettle, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. MaKettle

    MaKettle Songster

    I know this has been covered in several different threads but I wanted to see if anyone has any input..

    Our 15 week old Golden Comet layed her first egg (a double yolker!) one week ago today. She laid again on Sat, Mon & Tues. On Wed morning I found a very soft, almost leathery looking substance under the roost. Everything around it was covered in a very dark yellow fluid (almost urine like). I assume that it was a soft egg. Since then, we have no no more eggs from our little girl.

    Currently, I have flock raiser mixed in with the rest of my chick starter (as she is the only 1 of my 5 that is laying), I have free oyster shell in the run & they get a good mix of daily treats such as fress grass, plants, hard boiled eggs, oats, corn, & sunflower seeds.

    Do you think that there is a problem with Ginger? She's eating like a horse & her behavior is normal. Is this the normal course for a girl when she first begins to lay?? Any suggestions on what might be going on or what more I can do??

  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    No problem - sometimes they lay rubber eggs. It should clear up in a coupld of days.

    I've had the same situation myself where she layed these eggs for about a week.
  3. MaKettle

    MaKettle Songster

    Thanks for the reponse....its good to have a feeling of reassurance.

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