Shell-less egg - should I worry?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bawkbawkbawk, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    My BO "dropped" two eggs the other day - meaning from the roost rather than in the nesting box. One was a regular egg, the other was a shell-less membrane. I provide oyster shell for them in the pen so I don't think it's an issue of lack of availability of calcium.

    I've noticed that she hasn't layed since then. Is this a hiccup of some sort? Molting? (I haven't noticed a lot of feathers) Should I worry?
  2. TrystInn

    TrystInn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2009
    Southern Arizona
    Its completely normal for a hen to pop out a shell-less egg now and again, especially when they are young and just going into lay. Keep an eye out for more eggs from her over the next few days and if you continue to get shell-less eggs, let us know.

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