Why Do Chickens Lay Soft Shell Eggs?

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Chickens lay soft shelled eggs mainly due to calcium deficiency. Correct levels of protein in the diet as well as minerals and various vitamins are important for the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus that assist in the formation of egg shells. Low supplements of the above nutrients leads to weak shells.
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Sometimes chicken lay soft shelled eggs due to lack of a balanced diet such as that provided by a commercial free-range or organic layer’s ration. Such feeds will usually contain calcium and phosphorus in the right ratio (around 3.5-4% calcium to 0.3% phosphorus). Providing a little crushed oyster-shell or calcified seaweed will ensure that any deficiency is rectified, for the birds will not take more than they require.
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soft sells due to lack of calcum in chicken feed.give oster sell grit.
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You may need to add oyster shell. And I assume you are feeding a layer mix. If not, you should be. Grit aids in digestion, oyster shell add the calcium needed for hard shells.
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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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Many fish eggs are of the soft, gelatinous type, unlike your typical chicken egg.
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