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chicken with egg laying problems? soft-shelled and passed early

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by valepala24, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. valepala24

    valepala24 Hatching

    Jul 4, 2011
    Hi all,

    My chicken (type unknown, donated, ~8 mos old) was egg bound for the 1st time earlier this week, or so it appears. She was leaking the yolk, and then finally passed the shell a bit later, but it seemed almost completely intact just soft. Now this has happened twice more. She passes them at night, not in the morning when she normally lays. This is the first problem we have had with her.

    I'm going to try giving her more calcium rich foods, in case she is deficient. Also, I read that, since we cleaned the coop just recently, she might be uncomfortable with the changes? And is stressed? Otherwise she seems fine though.

    Thanks for your help!

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Instead of giving her calcium rich foods, provide her with crushed oyster shell given as free choice. Your feed store should carry it.

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