What should I watch for if anything?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Staley, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Staley

    Staley Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my hens found this rubbery, soft, broken, empty egg shell. I have no idea which one laid or passed it. No one is acting noticably different. Except my jerk rooster but that is another issue. Only a few of them have started laying and they just started last week. All the other eggs have had really hard shells so far. We did have a raccoon attack last Friday. Could the stress have caused something like this? Do I need to be watching for anything?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2016
  2. Braxton Brigade

    Braxton Brigade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal to get soft shelled eggs every once in awhile. There is nothing to watch for or worry about, new layers do tend to lay a smaller and thicker shelled egg, the bigger the egg they begin to lay the more surface area the shell on the egg will be thinner.
     
  3. Staley

    Staley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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