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I don't post here much but, I always read, research, and learn from the info. in this forum!  I can't find anything pertaining to my question...so, here is my inquiry!  The laying production has slowed quite a bit lately, I know the short days and all, but I have 5 hens that are 2 years old...and I am getting 2 eggs a day!  Yesterday, I got this one!!

I also think someone is laying soft eggs in the boxes!  What gives?

They are eating laying mash, and have an abundance of oyster shells. fresh water...etc

I give them a few treats once a day....cabbage, carrot slices, broccoli, etc.  Nothing crazy!

What's going on??  

One of my friend's told me to give them raw shrimp!  

Yikes....is this true!??!!

 

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Edited by MyChickalees - 3/17/16 at 7:36pm
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Have a read of this link ~ http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
Lots of good info in there big_smile.png
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If they are just coming back into lay after a winter hiatus, you can get some funky eggs as the egg machine gets back in tune, just like when a pullet first starts laying.

As long as it's just one or two, probably not a concern...so don't jump to horrible conclusions too quickly.

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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