What about this egg with no shell?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chattykathy306, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. chattykathy306

    chattykathy306 Out Of The Brooder

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    When my chickens first started laying, I had an egg like this, just a pool of white in the nesting box. I thought it had something to do with one of them getting started laying. Now, after 3 months, there was another like this yesterday. Anybody out there know anything about this? Wondering if it is the same one and what causes it. Of course, I have no way of knowing whose egg it is.
     
  2. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gotten a shell-less egg or two when my three girls started laying. It was more like a water balloon though, not a pool of white. Do you provide oyster shells for them? I would keep an eye on them but not be too worried unless it happens more frequently.
     
  3. chattykathy306

    chattykathy306 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't feed them oyster shells, since the feed I give them contains sufficient calcium. I give them the high omega-3 feed from Purina. I think it's called Layena. The shells are normally very strong. So, it was just that one time when they were beginning to lay and now this one, totally unexpected. Oh well. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Do research on chicken deceases that results in soft shelled eggs. A few soft shelled eggs from time to time are normal. A lot of soft shelled eggs on a regular basis is abnormal as are unusual wavy egg shells or strange shaped eggs.
     
  5. chattykathy306

    chattykathy306 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do remember getting an egg with some soft spots about a month ago. Sometimes the green ones from my Easter Egger look just a little bit wavy, but otherwise they seem fine. Her eggs are always more of a long shape as compared with the others. My Barred Rock lays some very round eggs and they appear matte and slightly pink. Sometimes I just stand and look at a carton of eggs and smile. So cool, isn't it?
     

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