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The Woodsiders

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Near Horley in Surrey
Jelly eggs / Soft shelled eggs
« on: September 20, 2011, 01:24:45 pm »
Hi all, We have a problem with one of our chicks ( Warrens) for a little while now we have one of the birds laying jelly eggs, the egg then started to improve and gradually become harder getting closer to the top of the egg but they have now gone back to being soft shelled again.  we give them layers pellets as the norm and a handful of corn in the afternoon mixed with oyster shell and mixed grit. She certainly looks health enough and runs around with the others, can anybody help please, they are all wormed regularly.

Thanks in advance :chook:

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
Re: Jelly eggs / Soft shelled eggs
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 03:12:48 pm »
Hi, your birds certainly seem to be getting a good diet. Not sure how old your birds are but some hybrid birds, such as warrens, can start laying jelly or soft shelled eggs intermittently as they age, usually aout 4-5 yrs of age. Some do some don't. :chook:

The Woodsiders

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • Near Horley in Surrey
Re: Jelly eggs / Soft shelled eggs
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 04:51:52 pm »
Thanks for your reply, we bought them as point of lay about 15 months ago, will keep an eye on her.

Miss Piggy

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion
Re: Jelly eggs / Soft shelled eggs
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 05:11:02 pm »
Your welcome. I havn't been very helpful actually beacause she certainly isnt what you would call an old bird!  :chook:

 

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