Finally an egg..but with issues

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sassymo, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. sassymo

    sassymo Hatching

    May 16, 2010
    OK, so we've had our hens now for 5 weeks (they were said to be 4-5 months when we bought them) and after losing three to a respiratory illness, nursing one back from said illness and treating all with Tylan we FINALLY got our first egg today. It was outside of the coop, on the ground and was soft shelled. Attached to it was a smaller, malformed thing (technical word, I know) that was soft shelled as well but, literally attached to the other larger egg. Any help on what this might be? We are offering oyster shells but our girls seem to just poop in that bowl so we will try mixing it with food. They are getting laying food with 16% protein. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Early eggs are often soft shelled, small, yolk free etc.
    This should settle down with time,


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