Yolkless and Shelless Egg...Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hokankai, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So today I was cleaning off the dropping board and saw a really strange looking poo. It was all white and it looked weird, so naturally I squished it with my scraper to see what it was. It turned out to be a MAJOR failure of an egg. There's no shell or yolk, just white surrounded by membrane. Is this normal? I have 8 girls, 5 which started laying within the last week and a half, 2 that could start any day, and 1 that isn't even close. Could it be a first egg from one of the 2 "almost there" girls? It obviously wasn't big enough of a deal for them because they pooped it out, haha. Is there any way to prevent this in the future or is it just something that happens?
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's very common with new layers. Probably a new girl starting up.
     
  3. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, normal, just a glitch in the chamber.....I had a shell less egg & just a yolk about a month ago, totally freaky. Then I got 3 shell less eggs just this past weekend (for Christmas morning!) Today I got 8 normal eggs from 8 chickens. Mine have been laying since early Nov but just started to get 8 for 8 last week.
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It will happen now and then when they are older, too.
     
  5. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok that's what i figured [​IMG] thanks!

    I also have another unrelated question...my EE was in the nest box yesterday, but I stupidly threw some scratch down and she left the box. Well she never went back to lay her egg the rest of the day [​IMG]. Is this normal behavior? Shouldn't she still have to lay an egg or something?!
     
  6. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I had one of those I thought the same.
     

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