Silkie Bantam laying shelless eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickie Newbie, May 11, 2016.

  1. Chickie Newbie

    Chickie Newbie Chirping

    Jun 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    My little Goldie was the first one to start laying eggs at 8 months out of my crew of six. She laid a yolkless egg a couple of times in the beginning. Now she's almost a year and has laid at least four or five shelless eggs on the infrequent occasion when she lays at all. This is starting to get alarming. I've read it's not uncommon in the beginning but has anyone else seen such frequency in shelless eggs in silkies? My other girls are not having this problem and they are all on the same excellent diet. (Organic laying pellets and lots of fresh veggies, fruits, etc.) I would love to hear your experiences in this matter. Thanks!

  2. chickengal512

    chickengal512 In the Brooder

    May 11, 2016
    North Dakota
    Have you tried adding oyster shells their diet? They could be lacking calcium and the shells might help with producing an egg. Ive found oyster shells at tsc, home of economy, etc.

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