Shell-less Egg Laid on Patio

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GRB73, May 25, 2017.

  1. GRB73

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    I went outside yesterday to find my Amercauna (14 months old) laid a yolk and egg whites on the patio. No shell. She was just going about her business and then there was egg on the patio! She is acting healthy, active, eating/drinking normally and hanging out with the other hens. She laid a normal egg the day before.

    Can someone tell me why this happens?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Silkie nerd

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    I do not really know but one time one of my chickens laid a squishy egg and Berber laid another one and is still pretty heathy.
     
  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    What do you feed them?
    It could be she is not getting enough calcium.
    Do you offer oyster shells on the side, not mixed in with the feed?

    It could just be a glitch....It does happen sometimes.
     
  4. The Angry Hen

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    You should check out this article: @Common egg quality problems
    It might answer your question. Good luck!
     
  5. Texas Kiki

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  6. The Angry Hen

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    Yes, I was, thank you!
     
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