Found an egg without a shell, have you had that?
Hi everyone -- we've had our 9 chickens since early last summer, and despite the days getting shorter recently, at least 5 or 6 of our 8 hens are laying. Our 2 Golden Buffs each give us a nice rich brown shelled egg every morning, and until the past few days our Buff Orpington has been giving us a light brown one every couple of days. Our 2 Ameracuanas/Easter Eggers seem to be both be laying, at least Mamie is (she was Maybe when we thought she might be a rooster but happily she isn't). One or both of them are laying creamy off-white eggs. We have three other girls who are mysteries as to breed and they are laying white when they lay.
The other morning my husband went out to do chores and there was a frozen egg, not too surprising as we're having a cold winter here in Colorado and the coop is getting below freezing. But the oddity was that there was no shell at all. I vaguely remember reading someplace that this can happen with young hens at first, so maybe someone is getting on board. Any experience with this?
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