Rubber & Shell-less Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by blessed730, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. blessed730

    blessed730 Hatching

    Jul 6, 2016
    Hi! Our 3 year old Rhode Island Red has been laying 3 eggs or so a week for the past few months. Lately though, her eggs are often laid with either a very thin or rubbery shell or sometimes with no shell at all. (The rest of the flock is laying well with no problems). We feed organic layer pellets with free choice oyster shell on the side. Anything I can do to help our RIR with her problematic eggs?

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    She could be getting ready to molt.....funky eggs can happen as she ramps down egg production.
    They need more protein as they molt to grow out new feathers.

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