shell-less egg, is everything ok?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by edjanuary39, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. edjanuary39

    edjanuary39 In the Brooder

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    My husband went out and found an egg with no shell! So I went out and looked, in our barn the one chicken and one rooster, roost at night on the pens which are 5 ft high, they don't bother going in coop. She layer an egg with no shell that broke open on floor of goat pen, then a second which did not break. We feed a egg laying feed, so I'm not convinced it is a lack of calcium. She has only been laying for 2 weeks or so. And about every other day, until she skipped a day or 2 and layer these shell-less ones. 2 days ago I cleaned out the barn with water and vinegar. It took 2 days to dry and so when her egg hit it broke, as there wasn't much hay (husband was helping me) she does have about 6 or 7 nests in her coop that she made. My cousin said that if you take an egg and soak it in vinegar over night that it will turn into what I have-basically. Could the vinegar I used cleaning cause this?
     

  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    An egg would have to soak in vinegar overnight in order to dissolve the shell. It is a perfectly normal thing for a young hen who has just started to lay to give a shell-less egg. She'll get it right.
     
  3. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Songster

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    With my chickies!
  4. edjanuary39

    edjanuary39 In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I was so worried something was wrong! I also forgot to mention they are let out of the pen every morning and roam free through horse pen- a favorite place- and the woods and whereever they want to go. It is strange for her to drop 2 of them in at one time, they were in the exact same place, and from so high up? Does she know they aren't good eggs? And in a strange place like that? She layer her first 2 in the barn on the ground, then I fixed up her coop (I hadn't bothered as I didn't expect eggs for another month and they never go in the coop except to eat) so I filled it with hay and she layed in there. sorry I'm new and the hubby doesn't remember anything like this growing up.
     

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