Shell Less Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandy117, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Sandy117

    Sandy117 New Egg

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    One of my hens laid a shell-less egg. What does this mean? Is this anything serious? I never had this happen before. Thanks
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It does happen from time to time. Can be a simple glitch in the system, so to speak. Is she molting? That will tax her system. Does she have access to oyster shell?

    (Sandy, since I answered this here, I deleted the duplicate post in emergencies)
     
  3. Sandy117

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    I'm not exactly sure which hen laid the shell-less egg, but there are a few that are molting. Do you think this will be a one-time occurance? Thanks
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It could be or you may see a couple more. I had several hens molting who produced brittle, softshelled or shell-less eggs for a brief period of time; that was also during a time of heat stress, as well. Just watch them to be sure you don't see one hunched up like a penguin and seeming to feel unwell. Give them plain active culture yogurt, too, to help with the calcium intake and their gut flora.
     
  5. Sandy117

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    Thank you.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You're very welcome.
     

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