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Hey yall can someone inlighten me on a few problems i have with my EE i have about 7 different breeds and my EE is my only problem one ,.... Her eggs often times are a soft shell or thin shells thay crack real easy and the eggs that i can collect more often then not the egggs float ( i test all her eggs just to be safe ) oh and i only have one EE
post #2 of 5
Do you have oyster shell out. She may need extra. I have EE and they have excellent shells. It may be a problem with her.

I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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I live in Northeastern New Mexico. Live on a 2.5 acres with my husband of 38 yrs.(husband pass away 6/13/16), 2 dogs, 2 cats,    I have SLC, Blue laced Red Wy, Partridge Cochin, Blue, Black & White Cochins, Americanas, Cuckoo Marans Roo, Dominque Roo,  Blue Bar Roo, Buff Orps, Lavender Wy, Black & Blue French Cooper Marans, French Wheaton Marans, Cuckoo Marans , Dominque , Blue bar  Whiting...

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Just curious, why do you float the eggs?

 

I second the oyster shell and/or crushed egg shells.

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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As far as the oyster shells yes but it seems that the trow it out of their feeder ,....and as far as the floating eggs i was told thats the best way to determine if they are any good !!!!
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I don't put the oyster shell in the feeder. It's in a separate container (an old cat food can screwed to a wood post). Not everyone needs it so this allows just those needing it to get it.

Floating really just gives you an idea of how big the air cell is. I think older eggs have lost moisture and have a bigger air cell. Maybe I'm backwards on that. In any case, it doesn't really tell you if the egg is "good" or "bad". When incubating, it can be used to determine if a chick is still alive (sometimes). Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but that's my understanding of it.
Edited by SunHwaKwon - 6/6/16 at 12:49pm

Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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Japanese, OEG, Sebright, Brahmn, d'Uccle, and EE bantams; and RIR, BR, and EEs, Golden Penciled Hamburg, EEs, Anconas, Bielefelders, Wheaten Marans, Speckled Sussex, and a surprise variety of bantams with breeds tbd!

 

16 guineas and 2 turkeys to round out the flock

 

Another victim of poultry math. Aiming for a "designer" flock and egg basket :)

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