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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rbum, Sep 9, 2016.
2 6month old red sex.links just started laying and shells are very soft.
Are the shells soft every time they lay or just once in a while? If it's all the time you may want to provide oyster shell or other source of calcium for them, but if it's a few here and there they're still working out the plumbing.
Not too uncommon for the first eggs to be "odd" as their systems get into gear for laying. Do you give them a calcium source like oyster shell?
Ha! I just read your second post. I think it's that exactly. But here's an article talking about why eggs sometimes turn out as they do https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
So far 3 or 4 eggs all being very soft
Completely normal for new layers, even if they have adequate calcium intake. Egg laying should 'normalize' in about a month or so.