Soft eggs.. how long?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by FrogDoc, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. FrogDoc

    FrogDoc Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2011
    We got our first egg this weekend (and another yesterday) and both were very soft (huge bummer!) All our birds are young, so this is the very first eggs we've gotten. I knew to expect a soft egg or two, but how long do you think it'll take for these to firm up? We've incorporated oyster shells into the feed over the last few days. My worry is that I've done a little reading and our water is pretty salty (it KILLED our Christmas tree within days)... I'm wondering if we should switch this, or wait to see if the oyster shells do the trick.

    Thoughts?? TIA!
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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