mini egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hens rule, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I found this egg in my chickens sleeping area. It's soft and very tiny. I also found a normal sized soft egg under the same chicken. Do you think she needs more calcium?
    Here is a picture of the mini egg...[​IMG]
     
  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the bird you suspect laid it, and what is she currently being fed?

    If she is a pullet still on Grower's feed I would recommend that you put out some oyster shell if you haven't already, and as soon as she lays a 'normal' egg, switch her over to layer's pellets if she's not on them already.

    Soft shelled and tiny eggs are normal when a pullet first comes into lay so I wouldn't be concerned just yet. However, if this is from a hen who has been laying for a while it might be that she needs some additional calcium support.

    If it's an occasional thing only I wouldn't be concerned, but if it becomes regular maybe you could try a calcium supplement for a while.

    Good luck,

    - Krista
     
  3. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou for the help:)
     
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