Underdeveloped Egg?

enggass

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 8, 2010
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Is it common in beginning laying days to find what looks like an underdeveloped egg that was layed? I found on the floor of my coop this AM a soft partial shell or the remains of a very soft shelled egg that had broken when layed. The shell was like construction paper thickness. I have 5 birds with at least 4 laying because the other day I got 4 eggs for the first time - although some are still rather small:)
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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Southeast Louisiana
Perfectly normal. It sometimes takes a while for the pullets to get the kinks worked out of their internal egg laying factory. Double yolkers, small eggs, shell-less eggs, yolkless eggs, yolks only, soft shelled eggs, misshapen eggs, none are unusual when they first start. Sometimes they don't have a lot of control over where they lay their eggs either when they first start. If the problem persists after two weeks, then you may have a problem. Until then, don't worry.
 

vSRanch

Hatching
7 Years
Jul 11, 2012
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What about an egg whose yolk is already runny when I crack it open (I know that the egg has not been jiggled or dropped before hand)? I was told this may also be a sign of an underdeveloped egg. Is this true?
 

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