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strange egg than yolk....more?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lady Lakenvelder, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    My little Lakenvelder was acting strange this morning. She had her tail bent down, wouln't eat and was hiding. I thought she was about to lay. I checked on her a half hour later to find she was in the nest box, standing up and laying a Rubber shelled egg. I took the egg. A half hour later I go back out to the coop to find she layed a yolk. I cleaned it up. It has been an hour since her "yolk egg" was layed but she keeps going back in the nest box and acts like she's going to lay again. I gave her some rasberries yesterday does that have anything to do with it?
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    How old is she? Is she a new layer? If so, how many eggs has she laid thus far?
     
  3. Lady Lakenvelder

    Lady Lakenvelder Out Of The Brooder

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    She's about five months old. This is her first egg.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Just sounds like some serious instincts kicking in here.

    Make sure she's got oyster shells for the calcium. That's the reason for the rubber egg.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's her very first egg, don't worry about it. I'm sure it's just her egg-laying gear getting calibrated. She's on free-choice layer feed, and has oyster shell available, I assume?
     
  6. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had 2 first time layer do this for a couple days. Then all the plumming started to work right.
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got an adult hen that's about 18 months old that lays a soft-shelled egg maybe once every 4 moths or so. I don't know why, and it really worried me the first few times she did it. But, I've realized that she's just fine, it's just how she is.
     
  8. Chickybaby

    Chickybaby Out Of The Brooder

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    No worries... takes a while to get it right. If it's her first, she'll get it in time... Now and then I still find them and mine have been laying since the end of August. [​IMG]
     
  9. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a new layer to me! She'll be fine. Oyster shells will strengthen those eggs up.
     
  10. Lady Lakenvelder

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    Update: I've been checking on her all day and I don't think she's eaten. She is all puffed up and is laying on the floor now. She should be on the roost for bedtime. Is it possible that the yolk she layed(found broken) was a whole egg? Could she have had a rubber egg then broke a hard shelled one inside of her? Am I worring for nothing?
     

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