Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 2leggedroost, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. 2leggedroost

    2leggedroost Out Of The Brooder

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    Finally our new chickens produced an egg and 1/2 but they are soft and have no hard shell. Feed is standard from a bag with goodies given every day. Is this normal? Do they harden up? They look weird.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Try feeding oster shell-free choice. It sounds like they need more calcium.

    [​IMG] On the eggs. And [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good morning and [​IMG] !!! My chickens started laying their first eggs last week and had soft, rubbery like shells also. I put out some oyster shell, just like Farmer Kitty suggested, and switched them over to the layer feed. That has straighten the problem out! I am now getting nice hard shelled eggs. So put out some oyster shell and also make sure that you are feeding the right feed. [​IMG]
     
  4. 2leggedroost

    2leggedroost Out Of The Brooder

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    Found out from the breeder. Hormones are the likely cause for soft shelled eggs. The problem will sort itself out in time as the chickens get older.
     
  5. All mine did rubber eggs. Now they are nice hard shells. Only feeding a mix of Chic go and extra egg 16.
     

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