Soft Shelled Eggs Everyday

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Enchanted Sunrise Farms, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. One of my silkie hens has been laying soft shell eggs for about a month now. It started when she was broody, and i wasn't concerned then, thinking she just wasn't getting enough nutrients. But she hasn't been broody for weeks and it is still continuing. i thought i read somewhere here that it may be due to a vitamin deficiency, but can't find that post now.

    i provide plenty of crushed oyster shell, they get yogurt or scrambled eggs and plenty of greens every day. i bake and crush their own shells and offer those back free choice. The hen whom i suspect is the culprit seems healthy and normal. Any ideas?
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    If they are getting plenty of calcium and sun , her system is just probly out of wack from being broody (forgive the technical terms). Wouldn't worry.
  3. It's just that it's been going on for a while. Although, she is just coming off a molt, too. Any suggestions on what extra i can be giving her to buff up her system?
  4. Chuntgray

    Chuntgray In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2008
    I just notice today, I have a hen who is laying eggs with just a membrane no shell. She seems as if she has no control where she lays it it just comes out. She is feed well and free ranges. She is about 21 weeks old. But, has been laying well.
  5. CountryBumpkinsofLumpkin

    CountryBumpkinsofLumpkin In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2008
    Dahlonega, Georgia

    I found this shell-less egg tonight. It's very fragile, but complete with the yolk and egg white like a normal egg.

    An egg is an egg, so I'm sure it'll taste just fine. We broke it open and placed the contents in a bowl.

    Yes, the little 'tail' is the umbilical cord.

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    i have never seen anything like that. What a trip.

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