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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Willow Whispers, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Willow Whispers

    Willow Whispers In the Brooder

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    Hello fellow chicken enthusiast!! I'm relitivly new to the BYC community and a bit green to chicken ownership as well. Hubby and I got 10 australorp chicks this March from the local farm supply store 9 made it to hen-hood. It's been a wonderful experience so far. We convered a shed in our back yard to serve as the coop and built a 10x8 run that seems to serve its purpose quite well. I also free range them 3-4 days a week. 20190706_190929.jpg 20190530_110027.jpg The hens are definaitly my labor of love but the hubby gets to enjoy some of thier quirks when he chooses to also!
    The ladies have just started to lay thier first eggs this week which is very exciting of course! The first egg I found was quite an oddity, it was shell-less! Any of you experienced odd eggs such as that with your pullets? havent had any weird ones since!

    Lovely being part of the community,
    -Willow
     

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  2. N F C

    N F C Champion

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    :welcome

    Hi Willow, it's nice to have you here with us!

    Shell-less eggs aren't uncommon when laying first begins. Here's an article in the Learning Center you might find interesting:
    common-egg-quality-problems.65923

    Best of luck with your flock and thanks for joining us!
     
  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard Chickens, the pulse beat of the chicken community.
     
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Good luck with those hen's! :D
     
  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Agreed - funky eggs are common with pullets new to the laying game.

    Here are some links to useful resources:

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello, Willow, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    It is very common for pullets to lay soft shelled and shell-less eggs. They may also lay a normal egg or two then another softie. It takes time for their reproductive systems to fully mature.
    How do you get your pullets from the coop to the run? They don't look to be connected.
     
  9. Claires Poultry

    Claires Poultry Crowing

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    Hello Willow, and welcome to BYC! :welcome
    We're so glad to have you here with us! :ya
    Thank you for joining our wonderful community of fellow poultry enthusiasts! :)
    :wee
     
  10. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Wrangler

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    Hi Willow and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
     

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