Something peculiar

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dr.GarryTTucker, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Dr.GarryTTucker

    Dr.GarryTTucker Songster

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    So starting two weeks ago I believe I have a hen start laying. First I started seeing yolkless egg. Then I had one extra egg being laid a day. Now for the past six days every other day for him and lays a soft shell egg in the middle of the night. I know it’s the middle of the night because I checked the coop after the first one at 9:30 in the evening. Every night before I go to bed I check the coop floor with a flashlight no eggs. When I wake up at 6 o’clock in the morning there’s a soft shell egg on the ground broken.

    Is there something I’m missing? I have layer pellets being fed with a separate container for calcium.
    Oyster shell

    Anyone have an idea? It seems like every other night the egg is being late between 9:30 PM and 6 AM.
     
  2. ocap

    ocap Crowing

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    some hens have problems when they are young, other hens have an egg factory that never works properly, hope for the former.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Soft shell eggs are common for new layers, they often slip out in places other than the nest and on the roost at night is a common 'other place'.
    So not really peculiar, but annoying for sure.
     
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  4. Dr.GarryTTucker

    Dr.GarryTTucker Songster

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    Thanks aart!
     

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