Check out my BA's soft shelled egg! *PIC*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Robin'sBrood, May 15, 2009.

  1. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I picked this egg up yesterday not long after she laid it and it didn't feel different than her other eggs, just had the weird coloring. Later that evening when I picked it up again, to put it in the frig, the shell started denting due to the softness of it. [​IMG] I cracked it this morning and the insides were completely normal. It was a cool looking egg but Betty is getting some extra calcium in the form of crushed egg shells from now on. [​IMG]

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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Is she a new layer? Mine are always like that when they first start laying.....
     
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    No, she isn't a new layer, she's 13 months old. [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Robin'sBrood :

    No, she isn't a new layer, she's 13 months old. [​IMG]

    Do they have oyster shell? If it is a one time thing I wouldn't worry. Sometimes their "works" go all caddywampus!​
     
  5. My Little Sister's Farm

    My Little Sister's Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes a system misfires. I've heard of eggs getting "thrown" back up inside the get a second set of whites and another shell. I'd up the calcium available but she may just be due for a good molting to refresh her system.
     
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Update... well, Betty didn't lay an egg yesterday but she laid a big, pretty, normal shelled one today. [​IMG]
     
  7. hungryhensfarm

    hungryhensfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe that was just a freak thing laying the soft shelled egg. Never heard of a hen laying one like that before. Very interesting.
     

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