1 out of 6 Hens lays soft eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jullom, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. jullom

    jullom In the Brooder

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    I have read that maybe some oyster shell for soft egg problems but what if we consistently have 1 of 6 laying soft, the other 5 are normal and fine? They are all in the same coop, same age, same everything. Thoughts?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    At least it won't hurt. Maybe she has some sort of difficulty in processing calcium. Guess she could have some internal problem, but you can try to see if there is an external factor. What do they eat?
     
  3. jullom

    jullom In the Brooder

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    They eat Layena, get plenty of treats after dinner (greens, veggies, etc), some cracked corn, some sunflower seeds, and have a large fenced area to roam...
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Is she a pullet that has just started the laying process? SOmetimes it takes a bit for them to get it just right! I would give them free choice oyster shell to be on the safe side!
    Oh and [​IMG] from Indianapolis
     
  5. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Maybe she is lowest on the pecking order and isn't getting enough of the Layena. I would add the oyster shell and stop the cracked corn and sunflower seeds for a while.
     
  6. jullom

    jullom In the Brooder

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    Thanks, will try some oyster shell - they are over a year old, been with me for 3 months - were supposedly all laying well at the previous place.
     

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