Weird, Full Yolk On Straw, No Shell or Whites In Coop???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nancypo, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one of my hens, who hasn't started laying yet (I think), "laid" a yolk. I found it, slightly opaque cover, no egg white, no shell/s in the nesting area. My one hen who is laying just came out of the coop, did a short egg song, but no egg there. Does this happen on occasion to a hen who's laying good eggs on a daily basis? All of her eggs have had a nice hard shell so far. So not sure if Sarah laid it, or one of the other 2 who hadn't started laying yet? Any ideas???
     
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    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have ANY ideas? Sarah still hasn't laid an egg yet, so maybe it's hers???
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I do believe it can happen occasionally, especially in new layers. Make sure there is oyster shell available and I'm sure you won't see a repeat.
     
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    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, that's good to know. Yes, they do get oyster and freerange. All the others eggs had very hard shells. It just looked so weird! Yuck...
     
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    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I just re read and saw that this is in deed a new layer. Yes, eggs with no shells, can happen when they begin laying. My BR's first 2 eggs were soft shelled. After that, she laid normal eggs, it was just an adjustment period.
     
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    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. This is about her 2nd/3rd week of laying...
     
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    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to know my girl's not defective or has a shell up her butt!
     
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    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No egg yet today, will see what happens...
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If she laid late yesterday, she may skip today. It takes a while to get the kinks worked out.
     

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