Soft Shell?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ALChickGal, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, BYC Friends!

    Obviously, I am fairly new to raising chickens. Our girls are appx. 6 1/2 mos old now. We have RIR, BO. one White Leghorn, and Blue Marans. They are not all laying yet, but the 23 pullets are yielding an average of 11-12 eggs/day. On two days this week, we have found eggs with soft shells. They broke open on one end. Is this a young hen's first eggs? Will it harden as she ages? All of the other eggs are beautiful and the shells are solid.

    I appreciate any help that you can offer. :)
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some pullets just do that as they're getting started. It even happens sometimes latter on. It's usually nothing to worry about. Just make sure they're getting enough calcium.
     
  3. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I thought that might be the case.. But, then when I got the second soft shell today, I really wondered. I appreciate your help! Blessings!
     

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