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Well my one girl has started laying eggs. I was so eggcited LOL . Can I start them on crushed egg shells, or should I wait for the other to start. Which brings me to me next question. Is this a Hen ???? I am asking because of the cone on it..see picture below TYIA....20151101_043909[1].jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter


Edited by Newbie322 - 11/3/15 at 2:31pm
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So happy for you!!!!!

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Congratulations ! :yiipchick

 

If your other girl(s) are about the same age (give or take a week or two) you can start providing them all calcium. You can certainly serve them back the crushed egg shells or provide oyster shells for calcium. You may first want to heat the egg shells in the oven, cool, then crush. The heat process makes crushing easier and will change the flavor so the girls won't get used to the taste of fresh shells and start pecking at fresh laid eggs. Don't forget to start them on Layer Pellets, if you haven't already. It's formulated for the needs of laying hens.

 

Your picture looks like a hen to me.;)

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Thanks,
Yes they are both just about to turn 25 weeks old. I was just a little concerned that I had a rooster still new at this LOL..... But I have had three eggs already... They are small but yummy LOL thanks for the advise... Oh BTW already started on layer feed and they get scratch grain as a treat every day or two....
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Congratulations on those first eggs! :o) X2 on Free Spirit's advice, and I agree that the bird in your pic is a pullet.

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Beautiful pullet   - crushed oyster shell  is a form of calcium for layers.  You keep in a separate container and they partake if needed.   Scratch is not the same.

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