soft egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ebers, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Ebers

    Ebers Chirping

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    I have several pullets that are at the age to start laying & today I got an egg with a soft shelk could this be an egg from a first time layer & also is it safe to each?
     

  2. CaroleK

    CaroleK In the Brooder

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    I had a soft shell egg laid on clean straw in the sheep barn. I took it to the house and it smelled like sheep. I broke it open, and it smelled like sheep. So I would not use eggs that have a soft shell after that experience. I think they have a hard shell for a good reason. Maybe you could cook it for your animals.
     
  3. Ebers

    Ebers Chirping

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    Thank you
     
  4. ibreathe4u

    ibreathe4u Chirping

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    They're no good for us, but I usually toss them on the ground for my girls. I don't like them seeing the egg shape, so I make it break/pop before they can eat it. I figure it's good for them and they don't mind what it smells like.
     
  5. Ebers

    Ebers Chirping

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    Could it be a first egg from one of my pullets or just a bad egg from my hens?
     

  6. ibreathe4u

    ibreathe4u Chirping

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    Could be either.
     

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