Weird eggs while coming into lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jessichick, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Jessichick

    Jessichick Out Of The Brooder

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    My production red started laying last week. So far, most of the eggs have been covered in a thin layer of blood and some mucus. She's layed small eggs, misshapen eggs, a shell-less egg, No regular eggs yet.
    Is this to be expected? I've never seen issues like this before. My other previous hens came into lay with no issues at all.
    How long should I expect these abnormalities to continue if it's normal with a new layer?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Some hens can take a couple of weeks to iron out reproductive tract problems/adjustment.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2, some girls can take awhile to iron out the egg laying system. Yours does sound like she is having more problems then normal though, how old is she, is she the only young bird you have? Do you have added light in the coop?
     
  4. Jessichick

    Jessichick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not exactly sure how old she is, as I bought her as a pullet. Probably about 5 months. I have 2 other hens same age, but not laying yet. No extra light. But, living in colorado we get a ton of winter sunshine and most of my hens do lay all winter.
    I guess i will wait her out a few more weeks. Unfortunately, I won't be able to keep her if she is a problem layer. We can only have so many hens where I live and I will need a good producer.
     

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