Strange egg issue

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redmug, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. redmug

    redmug Hatching

    Oct 1, 2014
    After much research, I've concluded I don't have a clue what's going on.

    I've two light Sussex. They've finally got the hang of laying eggs.

    We seem to get two hard shelled eggs and nearly every day one soft shelled egg from these two.

    The hard eggs come about 24 hours apart, and the soft one can be laid anytime, from the afternoon to an hour before the hard ones are laid.

    What is going on? And how do I correct it.

    It's not calcium, food etc issue as fat as I can tell.

    Any advice appreciated.
  2. N F C

    N F C booooo!

    Dec 12, 2013
    Every once in a while, one of our girls will give us a soft shell egg or a slightly odd looking one. The soft shell ones were most common with the youngest girls just starting to lay but even one of our older hens will do that once in a while. As long as our birds are getting their crushed oyster shell, eating feed ok and us not over-doing it on the treats, it seems to be a fluke and 99% of their eggs are fine.

    I did find this article about common egg problems to be helpful, maybe you will too:
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    If they are young, give them time. Otherwise you could be dealing with a viral, bacterial or a genectic problem. As long as your are supplying a good diet, and they are doing well, I'd simply watch and wait.

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