skin shells and Sebright eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mconro, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. mconro

    mconro Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 26 Black Star hens and 2 Jersey Giant hens. They are about 4 1/2 months old and are starting to lay. We have had a LOT of double yolk eggs so far but last night we got 2 eggs that had a skin instead of a shell. Is this normal?? And can a chicken lay more than one egg. Yesterda we had one lay on a nest all day. 9am,...one egg, 11am,...2 eggs,...1pm 3 eggs!! SAME chicken!!

    My last question. How big are the bantam eggs?!?! I think we may be missing them.

    Thanks so much![​IMG]
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    The "skin" eggs are probably just shell less eggs. Fairly normal in new layers. If it continues you may need to supplement their feed with extra calcium. Here's a little more information:

    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publi...ndbook/16/thinshelled-eggs-and-shellless-eggs

    Yes a chicken can lay more than one egg a day. It is rare though. It is more likely that your hen was just trying to go broody. If they are broody they will steal eggs from other nests to sit on. If she did lay 3 eggs in one day, that would be pretty miraculous. You need to post pictures.

    I don't have bantams, but I think banty eggs are smaller than LF hen eggs.

    Imp- Sounds like you are having fun
     
  3. gettinaclue

    gettinaclue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had three or four shell - less eggs when my 10 girls first started laying. They didn't last, and that was fine with me. They felt very very weird.
     
  4. mconro

    mconro Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both so much! I just found another (3 now) shell less eggs. HOW WEIRD!! And yes,...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
    Myia
     

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