Shelless eggs are getting common...

Chicks Galore3

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I had a hen(s) (not sure who) who laid shelless eggs once in a while - they are getting more often now, more like every day. I got 2 today. WHY is my chicken doing this, and if it is signs of illness, what type(s)? How do I find out who is laying them? TIA. :)
 

Kelsie2290

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http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publi...ndbook/16/thinshelled-eggs-and-shellless-eggs
is the Poultry Site page for shelless eggs. Mine seem to lay them either as new pullets, or when older ones are starting to lay again after molting. The only ways I know to know who is doing it is either catch them in the act (when they have to lay a shellless egg it often takes longer than usual and you will see them standing around looking funny). Or if you think you know which hen it is put her in a crate etc and wait and see what she lays.
 

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