1. nevertolate

    nevertolate New Egg

    Sep 17, 2009
    In the past week I have found three very soft eggs. they look fine until I go to pick them up and then they just fall apart. I have three hens but I think it is only one that is giving soft eggs. Is this a deficiency in its diet? Ony help on how I can help this hen
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
  2. shadowpaints

    shadowpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2009
    Rigby, Idaho
    do you offer free choice of crushed oyster shell for them?? soft shells are usually caused by not enough calcium i believe
  3. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2009
    shadowpaints is correct. They need free choice crushed oyster shell and chicken grit 24/7. Try a poultry vitamin suppliment for their water once a week, you can purchase a powder form Also try 1 tablespoon organic cider vinegar in one gallon of water a few times a week.

    If you know which hen it is you can collect the 'dust' at the bottom of the crushed oyster shell bag and sprinkle a little on some scrambled egg a few times a week. This will give her a big boost and her shells should return to normal.

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