Soft shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eggmandoo, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. eggmandoo

    eggmandoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Had my first egg from my leghorn yesterday. She has just laid another at 5pm today. But the shell was very soft. It wasn't hard at all. Is this down to calcium deficiency or just because she is new to laying. She is down the pecking order but there is always a feeder of layers pellets available. Can you help
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    It's just a glitch often seen in new layers, she basically laid the egg before it was ready to come out. The new sensations I think often stress them out so things get rushed. It should all straighten out as she gets going more.
     
  3. eggmandoo

    eggmandoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Ta for the reassurance
     

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