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Weird eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggmeon01, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. eggmeon01

    eggmeon01 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Today when i came home i found 2 eggs that had been layed outside rather than the nesting box, when i went to lift them they were soft and membrane like almost like no shell around it

    Can some one advise me whats wrong???
     
  2. beach livin'

    beach livin' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like you need to amp up their calcium.
     
  3. eggmeon01

    eggmeon01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you mean oyster shell?
     
  4. Woodcox Acre

    Woodcox Acre Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one leghorn that did that most of the time and I had oyster shell available all the time. she was
    the only one that did that. It was so strange. Sometimes it would break as it was exiting. If I wasn't
    close enough to hurry and get it the other hens would eat it. Other evidence was a sticky mess in the
    nest box. [​IMG]
     
  5. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They lay weird eggs sometimes, especially when they're younger and haven't been laying long. It's pretty normal.
     

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