Why only one soft egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by frankenchick, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2007
    Benton Twp., Michigan
    4 of my 5 NHs are laying [I think]. Someone's laying eggs with soft, rubbery shells -- and laying on the floor [or pushing them out of box].

    Why only one? [​IMG]

    I am NOT whining -- I'm glad to be getting as many eggs as I am. Just wondering what my little girl needs, besides oyster shell.
  2. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    It's a individual world for all the hens. Some hens will lay rock hard shells, while others don't.
    It's the same situation for egg color. The last thing added to the eggs is the color of the egg and some of the eggs are layed faster, providing you with lighter shades if you don't have white layers. You still will have softer shells.
    Stress can affect some hens for certain reasons, while others don't even notice the stress some hens experience.... gottta love those hens!


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