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Something came out of henny!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joebwe25, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other day my SLW Henny was standing there and went:

    Buuucccckkk Buuucccckk Buuucccckk BBUuGhhaakk [​IMG]

    Something like that.
    ANYWAY , It looked something like a soft egg shell but was thicker than a membrane.
    Anybody know what this is?
     
  2. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a first egg to me! Congrats! They should start looking normal soon enough (I've had this happen a couple of times). Just be sure she's getting a good laying feed and some oyster shell.
     
  3. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry eggcetra, she's 'bout 2 years and wasn't in the nest box, and it came out pretty quickly .
     
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  4. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, ok then........ I know that my chickens had had a couple weird looking ones like that when they FIRST starting laying, but a 2 years..... I don't know what to tell you!! Good luck with your puzzle.
     
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  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    What are you feeding your layers? Make sure Henny is getting enough calcium. You can do that buy feeding her lay pellets/mash, giving her free choice on oyster shell, and feeding egg shells back to her (let the shells dry then smoosh them into little pieces with a rolling pin). You can also give them some grated up cheese as a treat... not too much.
     
  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could this be her first egg after a major molt? Sometimes they have to get "back into the swing of things," so to speak after molting.
     
  7. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm feeding them scratch from are local feed store.
    This was a month or two ago but didn't get around to posting.
    I do believe it was after a molt,
    But I can't remember. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Are you feeding them REAL food too?
    Scratch is like giving us chocolate or donuts all the time...
    It has no nutritional value.
    They need to have LAYER food. It has calcium for their shells or else the calcium would come from their bones and you'd have even bigger problems.
     
  9. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I let them free range in the yard the whole day.
     
  10. missusduray

    missusduray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds to me like she needs more calcium and some layer pellets. That should solve the problem. If they dont get enough calaium, their bodies will take it from the bones and the bones will get spongy and it could cause problems. Let us know how she is doing.
    [​IMG] Kristyne
     

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