soft shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aflad2013, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. aflad2013

    aflad2013 In the Brooder

    Jul 30, 2012
    Sioux Falls,SD
    Does anyone know how long it will take for shells to get hard if they suddenly got soft. Today, I notice when I went out to check for eggs, that there was an egg and it was soft. I thought that the layers feed had oyster shell in it. I went out and bought 50 lbs today and gave them in a separate feeder. Also, just wondering how do they know they should eat oyster shells in the first place.... any answers would be welcome.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Songster

    Jun 12, 2010
    Safford, Arizona
    throw in oyster shells, they should harden in few days. Its normal for some chicken to lay soft egg, but it wont happen again.

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