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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by iajewel, Mar 29, 2009.
This is a soft shell my neighbor got and we wanted to know what the strange "tube" is on this egg.
does it maybe have a hole and the yolk is coming out but dried?
Looks like it might have been connected to another egg. We had something similar but there were 2 eggs attached together with a tube. I can post a pic if you would like to see.
I have read that soft shelled eggs are from not enough calcium. Do you give the birds oyster shells. My have a dish of free choice available to them always. My shells are harder than the ones you buy in a grocery store.
I will look for one article I remember reading and post it.
Here is one article on soft shelled eggs I have read but not the one I was looking for.
Is the bird a new layer? I have seen those tubes on other soft shelled eggs....
I was wonering that too. When I did get any soft eggs it was shortly after my pullets started laying.
Our strange egg was from a newly laying pullet and it hasn't happened since.