Just like humans, chickens need a proper balance of vitamins and nutrients to be healthy. Healthy chickens lay eggs with smooth, solid shells.
A few weeks ago, my chicken, Liz Lemon, laid a shell-less egg, I found in weird, but didn’t fret. There are supplements available for chickens, just like humans.
According to mypetchicken.com, the most common culprit of shell-less eggs is a calcium deficiency.
Chickens need a lot of calcium to create good, hard shells, so most incidences of shell-less eggs in an adult hens are related to not having enough calcium in the diet… If your girls are on a proper diet of lay ration and have oyster shell free choice, they should have all the calcium they need.
Since I picked up a bag of crushed oyster shells, Liz’s eggs have been shelled.
Check out a video below of what the shell-less egg looked like.