rubbery eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dadsgirl, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    jay, florida
    my hen is laying rubbery eggs, (shell is soft) what could be causing this?

    thanks, angie

  2. sussexgal

    sussexgal Songster

    Well..... is she a pullet who is just starting to lay or an older bird that has been laying but the shells have gone rubbery?

    Causes are 1.) new to laying and the pullet is misfiring but it will straighten out. 2.) she is calcium deficient and doesn't have enough to build a decent shell - supply oyster shell to correct that. 3.) some birds - rare but it happens - can't build a decent shell.

    I'm sure I missed a bunch of other scenarios - but maybe this will help you. [​IMG]
  3. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  4. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    Great site ! [​IMG]

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