Shelless egg for the first time.what do I do HELP

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by poultrylubber, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    This morning I let them out of their coop and they usually take a big dump once they are out. Well I turned around to leave and there's an egg (without shell) just sitting there. Of course they ate it as soon as it happened. I think I know which bird it came from. I had been running out of oyster shell for the past week and had just yesterday been able to get to the feed store, so could it have been something from the lack of it in their diet or something else? This is the first time I have ever had this happen and am Kind of FREAKED out. If anyone can tell me something to do to keep it from happening again I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its fine, its normal for some chickens to do this. she probably wont do that again. just keep feeding as you always do, throw in scratch . once in a while give them favorite treats, lettuce caunteloupe etc.
     
  3. poultrylubber

    poultrylubber Chillin' With My Peeps

    I guess I over reacted a little, its just I'm new to chickens and had no idea what was going on. But thank you for the advice:)
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I get "without shells" and "soft shells" about 3 times a year. It just happens sometimes.
     

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