This is a Soft Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dsbailey70, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. dsbailey70

    dsbailey70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In case you've never seen a 'soft egg', this is what they look like. There's a semi-thick membrane, but no calcified shell. One of my Partridge Silkies, Pearl, Layed this tonight. Normally a soft egg indicates something may be wrong. Since Pearl is recovering from egg peritonitis, and hasn't layed in a while, this is progress/good news. The white spot is just a shiny spot, not shell. :)
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  2. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. It's a soft egg
     
  3. Sony57

    Sony57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got one of those and then 12 hours later got a double yoker. Why does this happen....any ideas?
     
  4. Messipaw

    Messipaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my experience it happens. Most of the time it's nothing to worry about. It could be a hiccup in the making process or sometimes if they get scared by a predator it can cause an issue. Even the weather can be an issue. We experienced snow thunder and then got a soft egg. I usually up the calcium oyster shells by offering them free choice and the next egg is fine. Hope this helps.
     

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