Why Do Chickens Lay Soft Eggs?

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Chickens lay soft eggs when they suffer from a calcium mineral deficiency. This is because calcium is the most important nutrient used to make shells. However, it is normal for a healthy chicken to lay such an egg occasionally.
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soft sells due to lack of calcum in chicken feed.give oster sell grit.
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The reason why chickens lay eggs is the same reason humans have babies-to reproduce. It is their instinct to have little baby chicks, just as it is ours.
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It's called a soft shelled egg. It's possible your chicken is stressed, or needs
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The average age for hens to begin laying is 5 to 7 months. Your hens will lay small eggs at first and will continue to lay larger ones as time goes on. Young hens will begin by laying
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