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Rubber Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Amber83, May 22, 2016.

  1. Amber83

    Amber83 Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens has been laying rubber eggs. I've had this happen in the past and had given them oyster shells/egg shells for calcium. This bird has done this for the past week and on and off over the past couple of months. She is getting extra calcium and none of the other hens have had this issue. Is it possible that she's going to stop laying soon? What else would cause her to do this?
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    Soft eggs are usually caused by a glitch or by stress. Things like feed changes, weather changes, New flock members, predators or any new disturbances can cause them. The hen releases them before a shell can be applied.
     
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  3. Amber83

    Amber83 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! I've just tortured this poor bird then! We recently purchased a different brand of feed, it's been pouring for about a month here and we've added 3 young hens to their coop. I should also say, she was a rescue. Purchased far underweight and unhealthy. We did nurse her back to health and she's been very inconsistent with her laying. Her sibling has adjusted much easier.
     

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