One of my hens is laying her egg at night. First she was not creating a hard shell only the soft sack, but now a hard shell has been created but it very thin and fragile.
I feed my hens laying mash, scratch mix and they have shell grit.
I have also been putting cod liver oil in there laying mash.
We got these hens from a battery farm and I think he sells the chickens that are not up to standards of a working chicken - if you understand what I mean. As I have another chicken that has trouble at times making enough calcuim to create a hard shell egg!
I spoil them terribly so I hope they have forgotten that terrible place we rescued them from
The main question is "Can chickens lay at night" and why??
I hope someone on BYC can give me some advice please