Soft Shelled eggs...repeatedly.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by twistedwire, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. twistedwire

    twistedwire Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 2, 2011
    I know this is a topic that is addressed over and over-so I apologize.

    I have 1 out of 10 hens that has been laying soft shelled eggs for MONTHS now-I think it started last fall. She drops eggs semi regularly from her roost, and will also set in a nesting box and not produce an egg. I know it's 1 of 2 of my buff orpingtons and I'm going to have to separate one to figure out which it is.

    Yes, there are oyster shells available.

    What should I do?
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    My chicken have a strong preference for baked crushed egg shells vs oyster shells. They eat them like they're candy. Maybe that might entice her?

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