Soft egg shell, first egg after mother hen raised her chicks....?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kelly77, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. kelly77

    kelly77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may know the answer already but I just want to make sure. I have a hen that after a month of raising her chicks has decided she is done raising them. I had her in the house due to winter w her 3 chicks, she was a good mama..but I only had been feeding her chick starter grower w her babies...I think that is the cause to her soft egg. After a few days of her yelling and trying to get away from her chicks I decided that was a sign that she was done and I put her in the coop. She didn't seem to care, gave her layer crumbles, oyster shell, and cracked corn. Her first egg since hatching out those 3 was soft.
    Is it because she was lacking calcium and will it resolve?
     
  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
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    Yes, it's a calcium deficiency in her diet, and she should be fine. She's be back to normal in no time. :]
     

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