Soft Eggs

GRB73

Songster
5 Years
Mar 10, 2016
180
184
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SE Pennsylvania
I need help figuring this out. I have a Wyandotte who is about 4 1/2 years old. For the past 2 months she's had a pattern of laying intact eggs for a two week period (5 per week). Then she will lay predawn, soft shelled eggs for about 3 days, then no eggs for several days. She also has looser than normal poo. Otherwise, she eats and drinks well, is energetic and curious. What is going on here? Is it age?
In addition to the layer feed, I offer oyster shells on the side. She was wormed in late fall last year after I saw worms in her poo.
One other thing, I noticed the "good" eggs she lays are paler than normal, with thinner, grittier shells.
Any ideas or advice would be welcome.
Thanks!
 

boskelli1571

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 7, 2011
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Finger Lakes, NY
I need help figuring this out. I have a Wyandotte who is about 4 1/2 years old. For the past 2 months she's had a pattern of laying intact eggs for a two week period (5 per week). Then she will lay predawn, soft shelled eggs for about 3 days, then no eggs for several days. She also has looser than normal poo. Otherwise, she eats and drinks well, is energetic and curious. What is going on here? Is it age?
In addition to the layer feed, I offer oyster shells on the side. She was wormed in late fall last year after I saw worms in her poo.
One other thing, I noticed the "good" eggs she lays are paler than normal, with thinner, grittier shells.
Any ideas or advice would be welcome.
Thanks!
Hi there,
She is getting up there for egg laying, so she could be coming to the end of her laying years. She has done well to lay this long really :)
Keep an eye on her to make sure she isn't showing signs og internal laying (lethargy, hunched over etc.) but hopefully for her it's just "old age".
 

GRB73

Songster
5 Years
Mar 10, 2016
180
184
151
SE Pennsylvania
Thanks. She had another soft egg yesterday and more pasty poo. I'm baffled. Her comb is bright red and she is active and alert. Maybe I'll mention it to our vet. I have a feeling something isn't right with her.
 

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