1st egg, + shelless egg?

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1st egg, + shelless egg?

Post by The Dirty Badger » 05 Sep 2013, 18:19

Hey there our black nera laid her 1st egg today it had a fully formed shell but there was also an egg next to it and it didn't have any shell at all.

It look as if I had cracked an egg and removed the shell, is this anything to worry about?

The fully formed egg had some kind of membrane attached to the top have of it as well, this washed off under the tap though.

I am mainly worried about the egg without any shell at all.
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Re: 1st egg, + shelless egg?

Post by The Dirty Badger » 05 Sep 2013, 18:22

Oops I have posted this is the wrong section, could a mod move it for me please


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Re: 1st egg, + shelless egg?

Post by NannyP » 05 Sep 2013, 19:28

Shell less eggs are not unusual when a hen is getting into her laying sequence. Quite often find one at the start, and sometimes at the end of the season, or when they go into moult. Not to worry.

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Re: 1st egg, + shelless egg?

Post by The Dirty Badger » 05 Sep 2013, 20:05

thanks nannyp I was hoping it was something like that.

She looks a bit traumatised after laying the first one.
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Re: 1st egg, + shelless egg?

Post by The Dirty Badger » 05 Sep 2013, 20:06

ooh what about the white stuff on the good egg, it wasn't poo (well I don't think so anyway)
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Re: 1st egg, + shelless egg?

Post by drfish » 06 Sep 2013, 11:21

Probably just the interior membrane, and she over produced it, or it was slow to go through the ovary tract, and got 're-packaged'. Again, probably just a starting blip. Should all settle down in the next few eggs.
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