Soft shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patti G, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Patti G

    Patti G Chirping

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    Hi Chicken peeps! For about a week my 1 1/2 year old Easter Egger has been laying very soft shelled eggs, the others will eat them immediately if I am not right there any suggestions? Pic below 0821191757.jpg
     
  2. Duck_life

    Duck_life Songster

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    Not enough calcium? you could try scrambled eggs, or using oyster shells which work great, is their any physical problem with your hen? is their any yolk forming in the shells?
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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    Describe diet including brand names..:pop
     
  4. Patti G

    Patti G Chirping

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    Purina layena, hanging feeders with oyster shell, sunflower seeds as treats. She is at the bottom of the pecking order, the shells do contain yolk.​
     
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  5. Patti G

    Patti G Chirping

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    Yes, there is perfect yolk. No physical problems that I am aware of.
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Are you in the northern hemisphere?
    It's molting season and you can get some funky eggs around molting time.
    Might try tossing out some OS with the seed treats, make sure she is eating them.
     
  7. Tycine1

    Tycine1 Crowing

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    Calcium + Vitamin D. (Vitamin D helps her absorb and utilize the calcium). As a hen grows older, she lays larger eggs... so she needs more calcium to wrap the yolk and albumen in.
     

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