Soft Shells and no shells? Help!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by mountaintopsilkies, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. mountaintopsilkies

    mountaintopsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen will be a yr.old in May. She has been laying all along nice hard shell eggs. This morning I go out to her coopand there on the floor is a Soft shelled egg and an egg with a partial soft shell attached.
    I have been feeding Flock Raiser with some scratch feed, Oyster shells and grit.
    What could be causing this? Any Suggestion?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Is she getting enough sunlight?

    Sounds like what would normally be a calcium problem is something else instead.

    If she is fine tomorrow don't worry it was a glitch, they happen for no reason once in awhile, if it continues I don't know, sorry.

    It sounds like the eggs didn't have enough time to get their shells on.
     
  3. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Unless this continues on a regular basis, don't worry too much about it. Our first year girls throw quite a few before the plumbing settles down. Usually, if given the opportunity, they will carry these to some distance from the nest and/or eat them. [​IMG]
     
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  4. mountaintopsilkies

    mountaintopsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! That is exactly what she is doing! I lost her mate due to a heart attack, she is alone now and I'm pretty sure she wants to be bred, as she stands there fluttering her wings.
     

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