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Laying eggs without shell

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I have two white leghorns that were laying normal beautiful eggs and now all of a sudden they're laying eggs without shells not sure what to do please help
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Soft eggs can be caused by low calcium, stress, heat, and beginning the laying cycle and when it winds down, make sure to keep a bowl of oyster shells available at all times and try to keep any stress down, it's not that unusual for a hen to lay a few each season.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Soft eggs can be caused by low calcium, stress, heat, and beginning the laying cycle and when it winds down, make sure to keep a bowl of oyster shells available at all times and try to keep any stress down, it's not that unusual for a hen to lay a few each season.


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^^^ Ditto Old Hen covered it. Be mindful of table scraps or other feeds that might deplete calcium levels. 

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Take a look at this article in the Learning Center of some of the odd things that can happen with eggs and the possible causes:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

 

I've referred to this information more than once and it's been helpful. Maybe it will be for you too.

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