soft egg? total newbie...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lmvalentino, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. lmvalentino

    lmvalentino Hatching

    May 5, 2016
    Leicester, NY
    Morning! I have 4 GC 18 wks old. One has given me her first two eggs this week! I just went out to check and found this normal? I cleaned out the nest box it was in and went about my business. The hen who has been laying was in the opposite nesting box, so I didn't want to disturb her.


  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Not unusual at all for newly laying pullets to drop a few softies.
    Can take up to a month or so for things to smooth out.
    Meanwhile, eggs everywhere, some of them can be rather funky looking, soft or thin shelled, huge double yolked eggs.
  3. lmvalentino

    lmvalentino Hatching

    May 5, 2016
    Leicester, NY
    thanks so much! i kinda figured that, but wanted to make sure. i took it as a good sign - any egg is better than no egg i suppose!
  4. carlf

    carlf Chirping

    Jul 2, 2016
    Mobile, AL
    Yep, completely normal. Just make sure to clean it up, don't want to attract predators or have moldy bedding.

    Congrats on first eggs too! .
    My pullets are 19 weeks, no eggs yet. But they finally stopped scratching in the nest boxes a week or so ago.

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