Still shell less or sft shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Whimsy, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Whimsy

    Whimsy Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    Cecilia KY
    Someone (?) or Someones has started laying this week. For the first two days I had a soft shelled egg they were both broke and found under roost poles. I suspect a PBR was the culprit then. Yesterday afternoon I discovered an on the step to the coop appeared to have just a membrane. This morning in a little depression in the litter another membrane egg!!

    They have been on Layer feed for about 2 weeks and oyster shells are in a small bowl. Fed lots of greens and veggies, I just can't figure this out??

    Is this normal? Do you all think maybe I have several hens all starting at the same time they are all about the same age? (20 something weeks)

    What can I do to rectify the situation?
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    Young hens often lay soft eggs for a few days (or even a bit longer) before they start to lay ones with proper shells. Grate some cuttlefish bone in their food and give them bread and vitaminised margarine for a few days as well to correct any vitamin D deficiency. They will almost certainly start to lay eggs with proper shells soon,


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