Soft Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nelsonsflock, May 8, 2011.

  1. nelsonsflock

    nelsonsflock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    Last night when checking on birds before closing up the coup for the night I noticed an egg in the nesting box. Nothing unusuall about that. I reached in and grabbed it and to my surprise the shell was soft. It had the consistency of a water balloon. This was really unexpected. Has anyone else seen this in an egg before or know what might have caused it?
     
  2. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    was it from a new layer? if so, she's just getting her plumbing working.

    if not, and this is an "experienced" girl, you need to give her more calcium. oyster shells, ground egg shells, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.
     
  3. nelsonsflock

    nelsonsflock Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure which bird it came from. Our buff hasn't been laying yet this spring so maybe it was her. Thanks
     

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