Soft shelled eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by magma mama, May 3, 2017.

  1. magma mama

    magma mama Hatching

    Apr 17, 2017
    I'm new to chicken raising. I love your site and get most of my info from it. I have a Speckled Sussex that lays soft shelled eggs often (about 2 a week). She is a good producer and about a month ago started sometimes laying 2 eggs in 1 day (1 usually being soft). Then I would go 3 days with just soft eggs. Meanwhile the other hens seem fine. They all get out to free range daily, get Organic feed, and have oyster shell or their own dried egg shell available. Should I be concerned? This hen was attacked last fall by a black bear and we didn't think would survive. She did take longer to lay, but we got a few months of no soft eggs before this began. She otherwise seems very healthy.
    Last edited: May 3, 2017

  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under magma mama [​IMG] Welcome!

    My first thought was a need for extra calcium but as she has oyster shell available I am not sure what could be the issue. I recommend posting on the ER Forum Or Chicken Behaviours & Egg Laying Forum:

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
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  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! I would definitely check out the article link CTKen gave you.

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