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my first soft shell..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chicky gal1, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just went out to tuck my girls in for the night and found my first soft shelled egg and another one on the ground (not in the nesting box - which has also never happened before). They free range for a few hours each day. I remember seeing a post some where about needing calcium maybe? any thoughts would be great!
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Were they shelless? With just the membrane? That sometimes happens and doesn't appear to have anything to do with them getting enough calcium. I get about one shelless a week. Weak shells are usually the sign they need more calcium. If the shelled eggs you get are fine, I wouldn't worry about them.
     
  3. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya I would call them shelless. a perfect yoke inside, already cooked it up for them for tomorrow, but no hard shell on the outside. they have been laying for months now. weird? not to worry i guess?
     
  4. buffkota

    buffkota Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure that you are mixing some grit with their feed and the problem should go away.
     
  5. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Grit in the feed doesn't have much to do with shelless eggs. More of an egg laying malfunction, instead of a dietary issue. Mine have an unlimited supply of granite grit (my driveway) and shelless eggs still show up.
     
  6. chicky gal1

    chicky gal1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Haven't seen any more, quess it was a fluke! [​IMG] Thanks for the tips, I did use the grit/oyster shells too.
     

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