Egg with one soft end!

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

  1. Curious1234

    Curious1234 Chirping

    May 14, 2012
    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.

    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 Hatching

    Sep 21, 2012
    try giving more calicum, oyster shells.
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Songster

    May 15, 2009
    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 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    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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