• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

House Sitting-chicken laid an egg with no shell!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • House Sitting-chicken laid an egg with no shell!

    I'm house sitting, and tonight went out to close the chicken coop and pick up any straggler chickens and place them in the coop. I had a flash light and when I set the hen down I saw a small egg on the floor, I picked it up and realized it had no shell!

    Very interesting, I googled it and I guess it means no harm to what ever hen laid it. What can I do with it? The one hen I had to put in the coop seemed intrigued by it and almost investigated it with her beak, I assume she was going to eat it, would that be appropriate?

  • #2
    Rare but I've seen it happen a few times in many years... I do NOT let the chickens eat eggs- shells or no shells

    Comment


    • #3
      I'll find an egg like this about 2 or 3 times a year. I just throw them away when I find them. I'm hesitant to eat them without the protection of the shell and I do not ever encourage any chicken to eat an egg, shell or no shell.
      "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

      Comment


      • #4
        the chickens might need more calcium in their diet.

        I have heard it happens from time to time, a lady I worked with part timed in a chicken house - the big kind.

        Chickens eat about everything...I don't know if they do get a taste for eggs and turn cannibals tho....

        Comment


        • #5
          I had an egg with no shell last week. I feed my extra eggs to the dogs and let my chickens have the shells. They are a good source of calcium.

          Comment


          • #6
            How does that work? Do you get the egg with the membrane but no hard shell? Very strange! I agree not to let them eat it- it can start them eating all of the eggs.
            Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!

            Comment


            • #7
              Happens about 3-5 times a year in my flock. I figure it is just a nature's oopsie. My hens get egg shells from the kitchen (great "recycled" source of calcium) and the dogs scarf up the cracked/odd/dear god I have too many eggs eggs.

              I have a hen who is laying teeny tiny "pullet" sized eggs occasionally. What does that mean??
              Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!

              Comment


              • #8
                We get one of those eggs from time to time. We feed oyster shells in with their feed ever so often. It makes their shells stronger. We NEVER feed them eggs. Once they get a taste for it they will eat them. We noticed we were getting fewer eggs once...We kept an eye on things and one particular chicken was in the coop having a feast. She went to free range at someone elses farm with a rooster to reproduce. We just have layers with no rooster.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I've seen quite a few shell-less eggs. You can hard boil them, and then you don't have to peel them!!! Hard boiling will kill any bacteria that are in them, but really, egg shells are very porous anyway so bacteria get inside shelled eggs too.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by oldpony66 View Post
                    I've seen quite a few shell-less eggs. You can hard boil them, and then you don't have to peel them!!! Hard boiling will kill any bacteria that are in them, but really, egg shells are very porous anyway so bacteria get inside shelled eggs too.
                    poached egg!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      The hens need more calcium, oyster shells are great or like other posters the egg shell works also.

                      As to the small eggs that uselly means that the hen is just starting to lay, but sometimes you will get a hen that will not lay very big eggs.
                      My life motto now is "You can't fix stupid!"

                      Are you going to cowboy up, or lie there and bleed

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Depends on the breed too. Certain breeds are bigger and lay bigger eggs BUT you also must feed them more. It also means they are just coming into their laying cycle or are young. The egg eventually get bigger.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X