Two soft eggs today. wth?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by littleflocker, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. littleflocker

    littleflocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 hens 6 of which have started laying recently. I have only had two soft eggs yet and they were dropped from the roost at night a few weeks ago. The ones I found today were in the yard and were laid during the day. One had a super soft shell and the other was like no shell at all. I give the girls oyster shell, diatomacous earth in their food and the light comes on in the morning so they have 16 hours of daylight. I guess they are still growing and that probably takes away from their egg production. Maybe the horny rooster is stressful? our little cochins bantam rooster is in need of a new home i know that. Any suggestions?
     
  2. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It takes a while for the pullets' system to figure out how to make an egg. That's usually when you find double yolks, shell-less eggs, etc. I fortunately only got one shell-less egg last time, but it happens. Patience.
     
  3. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are working out the kinks in the egg laying equipment and sometimes quality control takes the day off. It should straighten out pretty quick.
     
  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldn't worry about it. As long as they have enough calcium and your feeding them layer food then it should be fine. why do u add diatomaceous earth to their food?
     
  5. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a few of those too, but right at same time as double yolkers. I think they are cool but not if consistent. Good luck,I think they will even out. The day off for quali control seems about right.
     
  6. RetiredArmyWife

    RetiredArmyWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Food grade D.E is supposed to help keep worms away. Some people say it doesnt work after it passes through the gullet. I use it because I think it helps, but even if it doesn't help it can't hurt.
     

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