Shelless Eggs! what's going on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jessbrooks2013, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. jessbrooks2013

    jessbrooks2013 In the Brooder

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    My 6 month old RIR laid regularly for about 1 and a half weeks before laying two eggs without shells. She's been switched to the layer feed, but maybe it will take awhile to hick in.
     

  2. ScrambledAcresFarm

    ScrambledAcresFarm Songster

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    Never count your eggs until they're shelled![​IMG]
     
  3. Gloria

    Gloria Songster

    Maybe she needs some oyster shell?
     
  4. Quite common in new layers. It happened with my RIR's when I had them.

    Supplement their feed with crushed oystershell to help it along a little...
     
  5. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    They may need more calcium, I am unfamiliar with the layer feed(just have young chicks right now) but I assume that has calcium in it?
     

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