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What is wrong with a chicken that sometimes lays eggs that have a soft shell?


One of mine does this and sometimes they are just weird looking not even a whole egg? Any ideas?

 

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I have no roosters so no problem there DrMark but yes she does lay double yolk eggs occasionally but it has been awhile, Thank you, that does seem to fit the whole mystery. I only have 5 hens & they all are pets with names so I want to keep her;

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    This is a young hen so that wouldn't be it but I will try the oyster shells, thanks.


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    That is what I have read but the other hens have no problems.


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I use the chicken shells; I will buy some oyster ones, thanks.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    I feed the hens chicken egg shells Bob, almost daily and I make sure they are cooked to avoid them liking their own eggs. None of the others have this problem and this is one of two younger ones kept together and the other chick is perfectly normal?


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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    She is young (about a year old) and most days she lays a good egg that is why this is so mysterious.

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    Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago

    They are free range and very healthy and get egg shell almost daily for calcium.