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Egg Shell is opaque and rubbery. Why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mkeawsh, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    A couple times in the past couple weeks I have found an egg that is opaque. I can see the yolk and white right through it and the shell is rubbery and pliable. What is wrong with the chicken? I have 12 hens and it would be virtually impossible for me to figure out which one is doing it.
    Does someone know what is happening with this hen?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have oyster shell (or other similar calcium source) available 24/7? What is their diet? Do you supplement with periodic Durvet V&E , Avia Charge 2000 or the like?

    How old are your hens? The one laying eggs like you decsribe could have a problem passing them....

    JJ
     
  3. mkeawsh

    mkeawsh Woody Hollow

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    The get a complete feed named Homestead Extra Egg 16 with 16% Protein. It's not the standard feed they sell. I pay extra for it.
     
  4. jjthink

    jjthink Overrun With Chickens

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    Oyster shell? If not, have some out 24/7 so they can get the calcium they need. That particular hen may need more calcium in order ot get a proper shell on the eggs.
    JJ
     

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