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Shell-less eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HugHess, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    I have a three pullets, penned together and they began giving eggs about three weeks ago. I have only 'busted' one laying but believe all three are.
    Here's my question... I have gotten two shell-less eggs in as many weeks. How 'many' turns to too many for a pullet?
    She/they were hatched in early October.
    They are on layer feed, oyster-shell, fermented scratch and table food, oh and I grind all my egg shells and periodically sprinkle it in feed or on table scraps. My additional lighting is ua/uvb bulb (not that they get a lot of it as they are usually more than 18" from it, but still!
    TIA
     

  2. wyandottegirl

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    They will be laying shell-less eggs because they have just started to lay. A hen will usually lay an egg which is shell-less one to two times. I wouldn't worry unless you keep seeing this.
     
  3. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    Thank you Wyandottegirl.

    I appreciate your reply. What originally concerned me was that everybody else's 1st eggs from then to now, 3 wks. today, as a matter-of-fact, have literally been 'perfect' esthetically, I even have 7 of 9 set in the bator still going strong, some due in the next few days...
    I am too attached to them to be anything but a paranoid worry-wort! Thank goodness I know that I am not alone in this!
    Time will tell this story then, arghh...
     

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