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Soft shell egg?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jwatts, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. jwatts

    jwatts Songster

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    I just noticed a soft shelled egg in the coop,what does this mean? should i be concerned? thank you
     

  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It may mean your girls are not getting enough calcuim. You can try supplementing with oyster shells, yogurt, whey, etc.

    If you see regular soft-shelled eggs, then you definately need to increase calcuim intake. If you only see one, ever, then you probably don't need to worry. Everyone has a bad day now and then, even chickens.
     
  3. mommanessy247

    mommanessy247 Hatching

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    on mypetchicken.com theres feed supplements like that oyster shell stuff & theres also omega ultra egg supplement. its mainly good for adding omega 3 into the eggs but also for strong shells too.
    couldnt hurt to do both.
    the feeding directions are these: (i looked 'em up...)

    oyster shell:
    add 1 lb to every 10 lbs of their regular feed

    omega ultra egg:
    for 5 chickens - add 1/4 cup to their regular feed
    for 10 chickens - add 1/2 cup to their regular feed

    i'm assuming you just increase the amt by 1/4 cup p/ 5 chickens
     
  4. jwatts

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    thanks everyone,I'll have to keep an eye on them and see.
     
  5. real_redhead

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    I have 1 who is still laying soft shelled eggs after several weeks, I am giving yogurt, feeding them back the egg shells and each day I am finding a soft shelled egg under the roosting pole. If I can get them before they are broken I scramble them for the girls...hoping that she will start laying hard eggs soon! good luck to you!
     

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