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What the hen laying causes this

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Found this in the coop this morning. What causes a hen to lay this? It's like a water balloon
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Calcium deficiency. You should be feeding your hen with a quality layer feed and supply oyster shells in a separate dish on the side. Birds use up a lot of their calcium stores to create the shell of the egg. Lack of adequate calcium will result in soft shelled and shell less eggs.

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Think about causes before determining solutions.

 

New layer? Not unusual. 

Takes a month or so for things to smooth out.

Meanwhile, eggs everywhere, some of them can be rather funky looking, soft or thin shelled, huge double yolked eggs


Edited by aart - 11/4/15 at 6:22am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Thanks for the info. Not new layers but we're recently moved. I'm thinking it's stress so I'm just watching to see how they do. They are separate from others right now because when I try to add them to the flock they get beat up on so that will be a slow process also
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Thanks for the info. Not new layers but we're recently moved. I'm thinking it's stress so I'm just watching to see how they do. They are separate from others right now because when I try to add them to the flock they get beat up on so that will be a slow process also

Oh, so new to your flock?

How old are they?


Edited by aart - 11/8/15 at 7:54am

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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They are new to us in a separate small coop we got them from people moving out of area. I think they are about a year old
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Could be moving stress...could be pre-molt funkiness.

Time will tell.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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