Concerned squishy egg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chickens&Dogs_12, Mar 14, 2018.

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    View attachment 1295789 I was collecting eggs and one of them did not have a shell just the membrane
    What is wrong with my hen?
     
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    This can be very normal in a new layer, and can sometimes occur in all hens. If it occurs repeatedly, there can be a problem with the hen’s shell gland. I would make sure that the hen is getting a layer feed that has more calcium, and supplement with crushed oyster shell in a separate container. My hens prefer crushed egg shells fed back to them. Viruses, such as infectious bronchitis, can cause egg shell problems, and I even had a hen who was injured by a dog, who never laid a normal hard shell the rest of her life.
     
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    That might be it one my hens was hurt my dog before but I'm not which hen laid the egg
     
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    Hope it was not the problem, but you should know if she gets back to laying.
     

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