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Partially soft egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wetzelbuilt, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. wetzelbuilt

    wetzelbuilt Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 10 red sexlinks today one of them laid this egg! They have been on winter laying break and we have only gotten one other egg last Sunday.[​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd suggest its nothing to worry about - it can take hens a while to get the egg-laying machinery in perfect working order after a break.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep, probably just a 'start up' glitch....should smooth out soon.
     
  4. wetzelbuilt

    wetzelbuilt Out Of The Brooder

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    Are these deformed eggs safe to eat???
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  6. rholewinski

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    I'm having the same trouble I have 6 reds two big black( don't remember the name) and one black and white. I'm getting about 6 eggs a day but just within the last three weeks I have been finding one to two partially soft eggs broke in the nest box. What is happening? The chickens are all two years old.
     
  7. wetzelbuilt

    wetzelbuilt Out Of The Brooder

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    do u have oyster shells as a free choice? That helps to give the chickens the calcium they need to produce hard shells. Mine did this when they were starting to lay again after winter break. Sounds like u have 9 chickens total so maybe u have some starting to lay.
     

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