are eggs soft when first laid?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicamama, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mean super soft? Weird. Maybe I need to now switch to laying mash?
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    No they shouldn't be soft, a little damp but not soft.

    Offer some oyster shell - separate dish, 24/7
     
  3. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting. The shell was sort of transparent? Maybe that's why she was pecking it and eating it?
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I agree with Wildsky, sometimes they lay very soft-skinned eggs but not often. If they are laying often then they definitely need oyster shell. They need it anyway if they aren't free ranging, although mine free range and still get it.
     

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