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whats wrong with her eggs??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hetherfeather, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. hetherfeather

    hetherfeather In the Brooder

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    Hello, i recently added a new chicken (perry) to my flock of three,[​IMG]
    and she just started laying. her first egg was a bit mushy, but I figured it was a one time thing. this morning I found this.. thing around her cage. its also completely mushy, with no shell. I did find a slimy coat wrapping around the white part of it. Is this normal?? I really need her to start laying normal eggs, I have switched her to laying feed, and given her some oyster shell grit. is their anything else i can do?
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    What is her history. Where did you get her, how old is she supposed to be???? The layer and extra oyster shell may help her out. If she continues to lay abnormally, you may need to cull her. It's possible that she was sold to you by the owner who knew she had laying issues.
     
  3. hetherfeather

    hetherfeather In the Brooder

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    so, we got her from a very nice farm, high quality, and clean. her run was a large field of grass, and i think this is her first time laying. she's just a bit older than the other girls, and shes a speckled sussex.
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road 5 Years

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    Hopefully, it's just a glitch in the conveyor belt, and she'll get things under control. It's not unusual for a new layer to lay eggs without shells, or a rubber egg.
     
  5. hetherfeather

    hetherfeather In the Brooder

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    okay, so just this evening i found another mushy egg under her roosting bar. its still mushy, but the coating is more shell like instead of slime. is this progress?
     
  6. Realtree4

    Realtree4 Chirping

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    I had a hen lay something similar last year, then she laid a few soft shell eggs afterwards, each one getting harder. Then she laid perfectly good eggs. She was about 2 years old so she wasn't a new layer....I just figured that she had to get a few kinks out (literally).
     
  7. hetherfeather

    hetherfeather In the Brooder

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    good news!: perry laid a hard egg in her nesting box today! :)
     

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