Egg with one soft end!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Curious1234, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Curious1234

    Curious1234 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know how to better describe this but one of my hens are laying eggs that are soft on one side. Here is a picture.
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    What can be causing this malformation of the egg shell and how can I go about treating this problem?
    Thank you all in advance.
     
  2. ortiz6

    ortiz6 New Egg

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    try giving more calicum, oyster shells.
     
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll find all kinds of eggs that are strange. Nothing to worry about. One of my chickens lays eggs that are all squishy like a water balloon but it's rare. Just a blip in their system but as the other BYC member stated make sure they have crushed oyster shell at all times.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you providing them with crushed oyster shell, and are they eating layer feed? I would recommend purchasing some crushed oyster shell to supplement their calcium intake. Or, grind up some clean egg shells into a powder and feed them that. I use a coffee grinder to create a kind of eggshell powder, and then sprinkle it on their feed. Make sure that you aren't feeding them too many treats, as that will unbalance their nutrient intake.
     

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