My sweet hen, "Princess," has laid soft or shell-less eggs 3 times this week. The first one appeared normal, but when I tried to pick it up, it burst. The second one came out complete, and I found this rubbery blob in the nesting box. The third one I just saw a few moments ago. It burst as it was coming out the vent, and the poor thing had this long ribbon of shell hanging out. My other two chickens were hovering behind her, trying to get at the yolk. I held the shell for a moment, and she walked forward, and some more of it either came out or broke off. I couldn't tell for sure. Do I need to get the gloves out and explore there isn't more in there? Please tell me no and she will be ok. I haven't done that before! Maybe she will be ok until I can take her to the vet tomorrow?
I have been giving them greens, fruit and crushed eggshells, sometimes with the yolk too, almost every day. I will give them some fresh homemade yogurt tomorrow and will go get some oyster shells. Any other suggestions? Maybe a warm bath with Epsom salts are in order??
Thanks in advance for any advice!