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eggs have soft shell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chick_Lit123, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Chick_Lit123

    Chick_Lit123 Out Of The Brooder

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    my bantam hens laid eggs that have soft shells--one that actually burst in the hen house. this is the first time it's happened; other eggs have been fine. might it have anything to do with them eating fertilizer put on lawn today?
     
  2. True Grit

    True Grit Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it sometimes just happens. If they have oyster shell they should become normal again. I hope they spit the fertilizer out!
     
  3. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    This happens from time to time with hens (it is fairly common when new young girls start to lay), and usually it's just something in her egg cycle that slipped a gear or something. I agree with adding oyster shell & waiting it out for a week or so.
     

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