Eggs laid

JennieNoelle

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I have a simple question...don't laugh at me! Lol.
Are eggs laid soft shell ( for ease of passing)... and then they become hard shell?
I caught an egg still wet under her, but had hardened shell.
 

DobieLover

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All normal eggs should have a hard shell.
Sometimes pullets just starting to lay will have soft-shelled or shell-less eggs. If this continues, it can ultimately cause issues for the bird because it is difficult to pass the soft mass as there is nothing firm for the muscles to push against.
There is no reason for alarm if this happens in a newly laying pullet. It takes times for their reproductive system to work out the kinks.
The eggs are usually wet when laid. It's lubrication to get down the oviduct.
Congratulations on your egg! Was it the first one?
 

JennieNoelle

In the Brooder
Nov 3, 2018
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All normal eggs should have a hard shell.
Sometimes pullets just starting to lay will have soft-shelled or shell-less eggs. If this continues, it can ultimately cause issues for the bird because it is difficult to pass the soft mass as there is nothing firm for the muscles to push against.
There is no reason for alarm if this happens in a newly laying pullet. It takes times for their reproductive system to work out the kinks.
The eggs are usually wet when laid. It's lubrication to get down the oviduct.
Congratulations on your egg! Was it the first one?
First one for this particular chicken, yes
 

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