Soft shells...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by eHuman, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last two days I have gotten 1 egg with a shell so soft that it crushed when I picked it up. Their feed has calcium. I free offer three bowls in the aviary. One of oyster shells one of chicken shells and one of quail shells all always full.

    Help a brother understand.
     
  2. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It can be due to age, stress, ilness, injury or you can just chalk it up to stuff happens. It's a common thing and usually clears up after an egg or 2 or 3.
     
  3. orpington13

    orpington13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your Chickens?
     
  4. eHuman

    eHuman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol my chickens are actually coturnix quail 9 1/2 weeks old been laying since 5 1/2 weeks.
     

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