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Yes, Oyster shell calcium is preferred but sometimes a hen will not eat it. If so, adding a tablespoon of DE in the feed will correct soft shells in a day. After that, going back to calcium is a good idea.

 

Sometimes chickens are just silly!


True that..and are you the one that mentioned the Calf Manna?  I love it.  I use it sparingly in the spring and summer when they are free ranging, but I give it to them a bit more during the winter when they aren't free ranging.  Love the stuff. 

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We're late getting started. So sadly won't make the New Year's Day hatch date. But just got our first incubator and have 19 eggs going late tonight.

5 serama and 14 silkies.

Good luck everyone and hoping for 19 new chicks here at our little back yard farm. (I'm not expecting that many but can still hope).

5 Buff Silkies

2 Blue Silkies (our first Roo too)

4 Silkie chicks we hatched - black sizzle, partridge sizzle, silkie partridge, silkie white)

 

2 more new blue silkie chicks (from the same breeder as the other blue ones, they look amazing)

 

1 Serama Roo

and 1 more Serama (looking like it might be a pullet). 

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5 Buff Silkies

2 Blue Silkies (our first Roo too)

4 Silkie chicks we hatched - black sizzle, partridge sizzle, silkie partridge, silkie white)

 

2 more new blue silkie chicks (from the same breeder as the other blue ones, they look amazing)

 

1 Serama Roo

and 1 more Serama (looking like it might be a pullet). 

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True that..and are you the one that mentioned the Calf Manna?  I love it.  I use it sparingly in the spring and summer when they are free ranging, but I give it to them a bit more during the winter when they aren't free ranging.  Love the stuff. 

Yes!

 

Calf Manna is good source of low cost animal protein along with vitamins and nutrition.

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We're late getting started. So sadly won't make the New Year's Day hatch date. But just got our first incubator and have 19 eggs going late tonight.

5 serama and 14 silkies.

Good luck everyone and hoping for 19 new chicks here at our little back yard farm. (I'm not expecting that many but can still hope).

You were so close!

 

keep us updated on how they do and ask any questions you might have.

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Well, now I'm confused. I give layer feed, oyster shell, kitchen scraps 1-2X per week, and I put DE in the feed to act as a daily dewormer...oh, and I always include crushed egg shells in their kitchen scraps, just FYI. What am I doing wrong? They are also free range, from about 9 every morning till 5pm.

The eggs were fine in the spring?

 

I would try calf manna first and see what happens.

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We're late getting started. So sadly won't make the New Year's Day hatch date. But just got our first incubator and have 19 eggs going late tonight.

5 serama and 14 silkies.

Good luck everyone and hoping for 19 new chicks here at our little back yard farm. (I'm not expecting that many but can still hope).

Good Luck!!

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The eggs were fine in the spring?

I would try calf manna first and see what happens.

They started laying last month. But they've gotten all of that stuff since they were still on chick feed. The rest of my birds are on flock raiser.

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We have 10° with - wind chills and blowing snow. Want to trade? Lol
Not particularly! 😁 You actually have "real" winter! It's 50 degrees here, so I'm not terribly worried about the wet birds. They do look really bedraggled though!
A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
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A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
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One of my duck eggs


Wow, that's looking good! What breed of ducks are you hatching?

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