Egg eating or soft shells?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by haemony, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. haemony

    haemony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After perusing the forums, seems this is pretty normal and happens frequently. I definitely have two layers because I just got another perfect egg. Another hen must have laid the soft shelled egg that I found in the run. So one hens is laying perfect hard shelled eggs in the nest box and the other is laying soft shelled eggs just randomly wherever. They are not eating them. The first one was just spilled.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote:X 2 Gather up the soft shelled eggs so that they don't develop the 'egg eating' habit. Sometimes early in the process or after a molt hens will lay soft shelled eggs. Given an adequate diet and calcium source, her eggs should become more firm.
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Yep your right it is normal. I once watched a hen squating down and was wondering what is she doing when out comes a soft shelled egg. It was funny watching her.
     
  5. haemony

    haemony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been removing the eggs right away. I have to hunt for the soft ones though.
     

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