Soft shell egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Granny Hoffman, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
    I know I have seen it on here before, can't find it right now. I found a soft shell egg in the coop this morning. What does my girl need to harden up her eggs, not even sure who layed it. This sight is amazing, all the wonderful knowledge for us newbies at this chicken thing.

  2. The Tinman

    The Tinman Songster

    Jun 10, 2010
    Fairfield County CT
    Calcium. You can feed them crushed oyster shell,egg shell, yogurt, Or a good laying feed should have enough for you.
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yeah...if they're on a layer feed, it's probably just a fluke, especially if they're newer layers; their egg making equipement is still working out the kinks [​IMG] But it's a good idea to keep oyster shell available in a dish somewhere. They'll take what they need...a dish w/my girls lasts forever. As mentioned already, crushed egg shell does the same thing...

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