Uh-Oh I just found a soft shelled egg in coop!!! WHY????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by baldie, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I got ten eggs today, all were fine. I just went to check for any eggs before I stay in for the night and found a soft shelled egg on the floor of my coop. Is something wrong?? Why would this happen?? Help please, my hands are shaking! I love my girls, I hope this isn't bad???[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's fairly common, especially when the hens are new to laying. Are you offering oyster shell?
     
  3. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Yes, I am. Thats what made me nervous. One of my Black sex links was screaming today and going in and out of the box, then I found this. It scared me a bit. Thanks for answering me. I was sitting here with sweaty palms, talking to myself, asking someone to answer. This site is so great!!
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    She may have been a little egg bound with it, thus the screaming. I wouldn't worry unless she repeats with another soft shell one.
     
  5. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Thank You! [​IMG]
     
  6. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sometimes they lay duds. No need to worry unless you see it often!
     
  7. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    Awesome!! This is why I love this site! Everyones always soo helpful! Thanks:)
     

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