Soft Shell third egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by heyeddah, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie just started laying eggs. This is her third egg in three days. They are out there first thing in the AM. Today the shell is soft. It is fully formed. Everyone is and has been eating layer feed since last fall with no obvious changes. I read through search and past posts.
    Is the answer oyster shell or she is new at this?
    Thanks
     
  2. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
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    Normal new layer!

    It takes a while to work out the egg machine kinks.

    Congrats on the eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. heyeddah

    heyeddah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I thought so, but technically I,m a newbie too.
    We'll see what tomorrow brings!
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    As long as she has access to oyster shells, Catalina is probably right. If this goes on more than two weeks, ask the question again. And congratulations on getting to the fresh egg stage.
     

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