Weird egg development

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chattycathy4444, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. chattycathy4444

    chattycathy4444 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens have been laying for about 4 weeks. I went out this morning and there was an egg on the floor of the roosting quarters that looked like the inside of an egg with a slight beige cover over it...like the start of a shell, but it was not at all a shell...I guess I would say kinda "jelly" like. Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With new layers itd common, do you offer oyster shells?
     
  3. chattycathy4444

    chattycathy4444 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't. My feed store says there is plenty in my layer feed. Maybe I will throw a bit in with mealworms/scratch....thanks!!!!
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might just want to offer it by its self as 24/7 access. Because some we eat it and other wont if they dont need it but they tend to eat quite a bit as its supplements calium they need for eggshells.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's what's known as a softshell egg...not uncommon in the first month or so of laying.
    Softshells from new layers is not necessarily a product of low calcium, it's about their systems getting tuned up to using the calcium.
    But having oysters shells available in a separate dish all the time is never a bad idea.
     
  6. chattycathy4444

    chattycathy4444 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the advice!!! I'm learning way more than I ever thought possible!!! Having fun with it all the way!
     
  7. chattycathy4444

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    Thanks for the advice! I will get that and start putting it out there... :)
     

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