whats wrong with my bird?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smlfarmer, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. smlfarmer

    smlfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    for the second time in a month one of my girls ( I hope its the same one ) has laid a developing baby with no shell - does anyone else have this happen or know why it would?
    am going to have to find out for sure but I think its one of my new ones that is just laying but how long would it have to be in her to be developing when she lays it?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Are you saying that your pullet has laid a couple of shell less eggs? Eggs with just the membrane around them? They are pretty common when pullets start to lay, they are usually just working out the kinks in their egg laying system and it will straighten out in a month or so.
     
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  4. smlfarmer

    smlfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    no i have had some of those from another chicken before these are the color of silly putty and you can see the veins that are forming and they have a meaty texture to them - there is no membrane or shell on them -
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That is odd. Next time it happens, could you post a photo? Its difficult to imagine exactly what you're talking about and properly diagnose the problem without seeing the actual thing.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2. I've never seen something like it, or for that matter, heard of it.
     
  7. smlfarmer

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    will post next time -
     

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