Persisent Soft Shell Eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aitchbe, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. aitchbe

    aitchbe Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 4, 2008
    One of my girls has been consistently laying soft shell eggs. Not sure which one. i do mix oyster shell in with feed. i checked posts and it seems soft shell eggs aren't a sign of illness, but one post said it was ok as long as it doesn't continue. if this happens all the time, is it an indicator of a problem? or just that perhaps she is eating scratch but not enough feed mixed with oyster shell?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. noobiechickenlady

    noobiechickenlady Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 11, 2008
    I would say calcium deficient. Most posts that I've read say to give them oyster shell or their own eggshells dried & ground up a bit. My 3 week old pullets luuuuuv eggshells.
    /Should read posts before replying...
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009

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