SOFT EGGS!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by layne517, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. layne517

    layne517 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has been laying soft eggs for about 4 days. She's a year old, has been on Oyster Strong feed AND has free feed of oyster shell at all times. I'm at a loss at what to do. The first one I thought was a fluke, but now I'm worried.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It is more common at the beginning and the end of the laying season, which we are at. Another cause can be stress and disturbances. It doesn't usually have anything to do with calcium intake.
     
  3. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have heard that soft shelled eggs could be due to a vitamin D deficiency.
    Mushrooms, fish and eggs can help with that as well as specialized poultry vitamin supplements.
    One such example is Poultry Nutri Drench.
     

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