Shelless Eggs! what's going on?

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

  1. jessbrooks2013

    jessbrooks2013 In the Brooder

    Aug 21, 2008
    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

    Aug 23, 2008
    Caulfield, Missouri
    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
    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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