1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Shell-less eggs twice a day

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Richter, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Richter

    Richter In the Brooder

    Oct 6, 2015
    We currently have 6 pullets, all different breeds but the same age (23 weeks). Laying started about 3 weeks ago and now at least five are laying good eggs. The Copper Blue Maran though is laying shell-less eggs - up to twice a day. She often lays one outside during the day and then another from the perch overnight.

    All the girls are free range and have plenty to eat in the coop along with oyster shell. I don't know if the Maran has a virus or if she's just not fully developed. Most of all though, I don't know what to make of the 'overproduction'.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Id give optional oyster shell for additional calcium just to be sure that is not a problem, but i'd say its more than likely that she is just trying to get her egg-laying system in order. Sometimes, it takes them a while, so i would not worry about it at all.

  3. I agree feed them oyster shells in a separate bin outside. Chickens take a while to mature and develop. They will all develop at different rates so just give her time.

    Hope this helped!:cool:

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by