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Thin Shells

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by WildBilly, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white Leghorn hen who is 17 weeks and 6 days old. She laid her first egg but not in the nesting box. RIght on the floor of the coop!! Her second egg she laid the next day and it's shells were very thin and the raw yoke spilled on the pine shavings. The shell was very thin and it either fell of the roost where the hen laid it or it got stepped on by another chicken. What do I do?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, WildBilly, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us. Chances are nothing is wrong. As she just started laying, hens often lay a few odd eggs until their system gets it right. I assume she is on proper feed and has access to calcium like crushed oyster shell? Monitor her - I think she will start to lay normal eggs soon. If you'd like you can post this question over in the egg laying thread below. Best of luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying
     
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  3. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. WildBilly

    WildBilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Dnetschke I feed my chickens Dumor Layer, Manna Pro Harvest Delight Treats, Grit, and lettuce in the winter. 1 Jersey Giant rooster, 1 Barred Rock hen, 1 Buff orpington Hen, a rhode island red hen, an easter egger hen, and a white leghorn(who happened to lay first egg). Tractor Supply Rocks.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. As redsoxs has said very frequently a hen will have some irregularities in egg production early in her egg laying cycle. 17 weeks is very young, but leghorns are early layers. She will most likely stabilize.
     
  6. hennotrooster

    hennotrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]and welcome to BYC....Good luck and as you have been told it will all work out, this is the right place to be for your chicken questions.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. :thumbsup
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Dahlisgrams

    Dahlisgrams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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