soft shell on silky hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spookyone, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. spookyone

    spookyone Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 26, 2011
    We got a silky hen that been laying but we got a shell egg today but when we cleaned it it broke. First time for any of our eggs. She has the same food as all the other hens. They have shells to pick on. What up??
  2. ilovemychook24

    ilovemychook24 Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    probably just a one off thing
    i have silkie mixes and that happened to me twice,
    it usually only happens once in a long while
    but if it continues to happen you've probably got a problem
    i suppose you have shell grit readily available because if its a calcium problem that will help
    i havent had my chickens for a long but from this is what ive gathered from my experience [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

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