So happy to see a shell-less egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mychickensrock, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. mychickensrock

    mychickensrock Songster

    Oct 2, 2008
    Raleigh, NC
    Yesterday morning when DH and I went to let chickens out, we saw broken egg inside the coop, but no shell. We just figured somebody popped one out while on the roost or knocked it out of the nesting box. Who knows? This afternoon, when checking the nesting box, I found a perfect little pullet sized shell-less egg. I think my freeloading 26 week old EE is finally starting to lay. It's been raining and really gross outside today, so they've all been in the coop all day. Leopard, the laying suspect, has been on the roost all day. She looks so sad and sleepy. Rainy day blues? Could it have something to do with the shell-less eggs? We do keep oyster shell out at all times too. Also, random, but any idea how often OEG bantams lay? We have 2 that have been here since Sunday and haven't gotten a single egg. I'm pretty sure they are laying age.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2008
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Quote:When moved to a new home hens can take a week or sometimes much longer to settle in before they'll start laying again.

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