Soft shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Janice76, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Janice76

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    I'm new to having chickens this is my first year. I have been getting eggs for a few weeks but the last two days my eggs have had soft shells that break when you pick them up. I have a dish of oyster shell next to there food. Is there something wrong with my chickens? Need help
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are new layers just getting started this is not uncommon at all. I've had a few soft-shell eggs, too. At first I panicked, then realized it's just their little egg-producing systems getting into gear. It's been 2 months since mine started laying and I haven't had a soft-shell since.

    Just make sure there is a feeder with oyster shell in it at all times. They will consume what they need on their own.
     
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    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    You might also give them hard-boiled eggs, shell and all, crushed up real fine...they go beserk for them! I hard-boil 2 eggs for my 4 girls just to give you an idea....lots of extra protein for them!! I do this about every 3-4 days.
     
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    I'll try the hard boiled eggs.
     

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