really soft shell egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by seasidechick, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. i have 12 chooks and had 9 eggs per day for last month,this morning there was 1 really soft egg on the floor of the coop might i have a problem
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    Soft shell eggs can be caused by a number of things. Insufficient calcium in their diet, problems absorbing calcium, heat, stress, some diseases... It is also more common for younger layers to lay soft shell eggs. Unless she lays a few more of them I wouldn't worry.

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