Egg shells are very soft

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rbum, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. rbum

    rbum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 6month old red sex.links just started laying and shells are very soft.
     
  2. Grub Digger

    Grub Digger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    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?
     
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  5. rbum

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    So far 3 or 4 eggs all being very soft
     
  6. junebuggena

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    Completely normal for new layers, even if they have adequate calcium intake. Egg laying should 'normalize' in about a month or so.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2016

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