Weird eggs???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hesshens, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. hesshens

    hesshens New Egg

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    Our girls should be getting close to laying age & I've found 3 eggs within the past few days that have a soft white mucus around a formed yoke...is this normal?I haven't seen this before.any info would be greatly appreciated,
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    is it possible for you to post a picture? how old are your pullets?
     
  3. hesshens

    hesshens New Egg

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  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    that looks like a broken shell less egg
     
  5. hesshens

    hesshens New Egg

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    For some reason pic of chickens r not posting....there is no shell best described like wet soft tissue paper.
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    shell-less as in only the membrane and no hard shell
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    Is this normal for "new" layers?
     
  8. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    if they are laying only eggs like that then no, but new layers are more likely to lay odd eggs, the only double yolker i've gotten was when they first started laying
     
  9. KikisGirls

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    Could they be laying these type eggs because they aren't eating properly?
     
  10. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    they can be caused by a calcium, vitamin d, phosphorus, or hot weather. however if a few only a few of your pullets have laid that kind of egg then it's probably fine, if the same hen lays more then one shell-less egg then their diet needs to be fixed
     
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