Soft Egg

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vic's chicks, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. vic's chicks

    vic's chicks New Egg

    Sep 5, 2010
    Hello, I am new out here so be patient. I live in Michigan and just recently purchased some chickens. They are about 4 l/2 months old and they are laying pretty well. However, today freaked me out because one of the chickens laid an egg that was soft. The other chickens ate the egg. Is that normal? I have one more question. I usually buy my feed from a local TSC store which is a farmer supply. The feed looks to be a better quality then the most recent feed that I bought. The recent feed looks like dirt and corn. I thought I would save money by getting from a grain elevator, but the quality doesn't look as good. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Vicki
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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  3. CrazyBirdLady21

    CrazyBirdLady21 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 5, 2010
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NC! Yes, soft eggs are common in new layers. But on the feed question, what saves you money now, will cost you later in the health of your birds. I would consider buying feed from TSC again, that is where I buy my chick starter, and they gobble it up! It is of a high quality, and it is specialized for your needs. Hope I could help!
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    First off [​IMG]

    Yes it's normal for them to eat the soft eggs!! And normal for the new layers to lay the soft eggs!!

    As far as the feed goes. I've never purchased any from a grain elevator so maybe someone that does can step up and give you some advice. I used to use the Layena & the Dumor brand from TSC and both worked well!!

    Good Luck!

  5. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    [​IMG] from ct
  6. vic's chicks

    vic's chicks New Egg

    Sep 5, 2010
    Thank you for the advice on the food to feed my feathered friends.

    I appreciate the advice on the soft eggs too. I am new at this chicken business.
  7. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
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