Forming Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sadie57, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Sadie57

    Sadie57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2009
    Southern TN.
    I've had my hens for a yr. and a half now, so it seems kinda silly to be asking this. BUT, is the egg soft when first layed and then hardens? Also, if feathers are "picked" do they come back?
  2. mk4lh

    mk4lh Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2009
    I've never had an egg be soft and then harden as it sets. Usually there is a moist covering (bloom) on the egg when it's first laid and it evaporates quickly, but all my eggs, unless laid shell-less has been hard right out the chute. Not sure about the feather question, but I would guess that after a molt they would have all their feathers again.

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