Chronic soft-shelled egg laid at night (pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by browning6, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2012
    Winton, California
    My sister has a few hens that i gave her and one has laid a soft-shelled egg almost every day for almost 2 weeks.

    The weird thing is that they roost on the top of her small store bought coop and every morning there is a softshelled egg sitting there. so she is laying it at night, and after roosting up.

    I get about one soft-shelled egg for every hundred or so. And rarely get them back to back.

    What can she do? I told her we might have to cull her. Has anyone seen this and can they grow out of it?

    one of the eggs even had a tail that didn't seal off. I will put a pic below.

  2. linuxman

    linuxman Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 2, 2012
    This is odd. I would write to the magizine Backyard Poultry. They have a couple of 'eggsperts' on staff...............

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