Different Question about Soft Shelled Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Santa Walt, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. Santa Walt

    Santa Walt In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2010
    I did a search and read a lot of the posts concerning soft shelled eggs. Most of the responses talked about nutrition, oysters shells, etc. That is not my situation. My hens are laying very good. I got one soft shelled egg when they first started laying, but not any since until today. I got two.

    There was a pretty big uproar in and around the chicken house this afternoon. A rooster that I had planned to butcher, but hadn't gotten around to it in this cold weather, whipped up on my good rooster that I am going to keep. I decided it was time to catch the other rooster, put him in a cage and do the dirty on him tomorrow. The process of catching him pretty much traumatized several of the hens.

    My question is whether being traumatized like that could have caused them to drop their eggs earlier they normally would. At least one of the hens, and maybe both, had already laid a egg this morning. I found these about 6:00 p.m. Two of the eggs I got earlier were found about 6:30 a.m. when I opened the chicken house door. Nine more were found about 9:00 a.m., and the last one about 3:00 p.m. I have 13 hens and got 12 eggs today, plus the two soft shelled ones.

    Would love to hear your opinions, even if you are speculating. Thanks.
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    You mean, did you scare the egg right out of her? Before it was done? [​IMG]

    It is unlikely the ruckus created any problems. Everyone has a bad day, even chickens!

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