rubbery egg mystery

lonnaj

Hatching
9 Years
Mar 11, 2010
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Hi, Everyone! I'm new to this forum and new to chicken husbandry. I have a small backyard flock of 5 hens. Three are a year old and two are about a year and a half old. They have all laid really well, even through our West Coast winter. In the last 2 or so months, I have found 3 rubbery eggs. The eggs are normal looking inside and outside except for the weird shell. I have found all 3 in the litter tray underneath the roost in the coop, first thing in the morning - it's almost as if the egg dropped out at night! The hens are fed Whole Earth layer pellets and as much oyster shell as they want in addition to ranging in a decent sized yard and getting kitchen scraps. Any thoughts on this? Should I be concerned?
 

Chicken0Boy

Songster
9 Years
Feb 27, 2010
1,142
3
161
Upstate of South Carolina
Well, let me be the first to say
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Also, it is probably ok.....some times hens just have bad eggs. If i am wrong hopefully someone will chime in and correct me!
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FairfieldChicks

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 3, 2009
91
2
39
Burford, Ontario
I know my hens layed those before, but that was when they first started laying... is this their first season of laying for any of them???
goodluck, keep their diet calcium enriched and they will come around
 

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