need help


5 Years
Apr 25, 2014
So we got chickens about 8 months ago, rooster was mean,had him for dinner... Built new hen house, have 5 hens now, just got 8 more Arcanas, anyway one of the hens are laying egg with no shell?? Switched food about 2 weeks ago, got some on sale but hens do not seem to like it, also in new coop for about 1 week. Prior to new feed and coop I was getting 4-5 eggs daily, now getting 3-4 with no shell eggs daily? Do I sit and watch them all lay to know which hens? All seem to behaving normally. Help new to chickens...


6 Years
Aug 4, 2013
Feed, coop, and flock change all cause stress thus reducing the laying rate. It is normal and may take a few weeks to get back to your regular egg rate. For the soft eggs, it can either be that they are not getting enough calcium or that 1 hen is laying more then 1 egg a day. Try giving a bowl of oyster shell or crushed up egg shells to correct the soft egg problem. You will also notice a few strange eggs as they get back to laying again. It's nothing to worry about.

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