Strange Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Gammond, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found this egg this morning.. I'm assuming it's from one of my 20 week Isa browns. It's dented in and not formed properly. Is this normal for pullets? It was covered in a sticky mess but doesn't seem to be leaking.

    I'm also finding an egg without a shell every few days. Yolk and all, just no shell.
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  2. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal to have irregular, oddly shaped and poorly developed eggs when pullets first start to lay. Plus we're getting into winter which makes for shorter days and less eggs... They'll firm up and get to be the eggs you were hoping for by the spring.

    Just as a matter of housekeeping though, what are you feeding them and what kind of calcium are you providing?
     
  4. Gammond

    Gammond Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Free feed 19% protein flock raiser with oyster shell available all the time. Plus grain and barley and whatever else they get being free range.
     
  5. Leihamarie

    Leihamarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's all the right stuff! It seem like a normal new-layer thing. Their bodies should get the hang of it soon and if you're still getting soft or no-shelled eggs regularly in a couple months than look into their calcium consumption. If they're ALL laying, you might consider switching them to layer feed.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could just be new layer funkiness....the sticky mess you find is the probably remains of a soft shell egg being mostly eaten.
    The egg that was "Yolk and all, just no shell." ..was egg contents in a softish membrane?
     
  7. lizenloe

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    This is one of my Ladies' 3rd eggs. The first, was small but shell was fine. The second had a hole similar to this, her third egg. Is she, or one of the other ladies, pecking her egg? She isn't one of my original ladies. I've had her and her bestie for about 5 months.
     
  8. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like not enough bedding in the nest. The pointy end comes out first and hits the floor of the nest box. GC
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Actually the large end comes out first.
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  10. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google. Chicken laying eggs. Click on on YouTube video. Chicken laying an egg. Pointy end hits floor of nest box. GC
     
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