rubbery eggshell?

artsyrobin

Artful Wings
12 Years
Mar 1, 2009
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my pullets have just started laying, and one of them laid a rubbery soft eggshell- is that normal?
 
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annek

Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2009
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yes, they will lay some soft shell eggs initially. Are you giving them free choice oyster shell and laying feed? If not, start now that they are laying.
 

MIKE555444

Songster
10 Years
Jun 8, 2009
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I agree.... I have new layers and I got a soft shell yesterday. I am feeding them layer feed and they have free choice Oyster Shells around the clock. I think it is part of getting started and it just happens sometimes.
 

artsyrobin

Artful Wings
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i was hoping that was the case, sure was weird looking!
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higgdm

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 16, 2009
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My Rhode Island Red who has been laying for about two weeks now just layed a rubber soft shell egg and then started picking at it. This happened while I was petting her at 7:00 at night! Very strange. Her other eggs have been in the nest box and have been fine. I sometimes find some "gunk" in the coop and I am wondering if my other chicks are laying soft shell eggs as well. I give they layer pellet and some veggies as well as they forage a couple hours a day in my garden. Should I worry?
 

badmsm

In the Brooder
7 Years
Jan 27, 2012
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Wow, am I relieved! Just found a rubber egg in the nest box, first one from our flock. Think it might be from the runt, she just started laying, the others started about 8 weeks ago. We have had the oyster shell out for them, have to refill it every other day!
 

old mcdanold

In the Brooder
Apr 13, 2016
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all right yall just got 4 new hens from an auction yesterday and the only egg I got this morning was rubbery shell the fella I bought them from said there around a year old and they laid an egg in he holding pen can the strss of moving them cause this
 

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