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Did my chickens eat a soft shell egg? (pics)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MandiRock, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. MandiRock

    MandiRock Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my first egg earlier this week, and since then nothing. This morning when I went out to check on the girls, I found this in a pile of poop lol. It looks like it might have been a soft shell egg, kind of leathery. I'm wondering if maybe one of the birds ate it. What do you guys think?



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  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    interesting. It very well could have been. You'll get those every once and a while. Keep an eye out for any more egg eating, that is a tough habit to break them of.
     
  3. meekasmom

    meekasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens have laid those type of eggs every now and then and have eaten them. I was worried they would always eat their eggs from then on, but if the egg is normal they don't eat it. They laid soft eggs coming out of their molt.
     

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