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post #101 of 105
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Originally Posted by TERRY4 View Post

Do you leave grit AND oyster shell in with them? I had a couple of soft ones when our hens were starting out, but it normally(with given the proper things)fixes itself. Sorry, but I don't agree with egg shell. It's not that pricey to get the oyster shell & grit.


Hi TERRY4..were you talking to me?  Yes, their whole run is dirt, sand, and grit.  I also have a mixture of "grit" that I paid for which is virtually sand & oyster shell.  I have a 50# bag of oyster shell, and I also have two 25# bags of gritty sand I bought from home depot.  The bottom of their coop is gritty sand.  I was just adding the eggshell to cover all my bases.

post #102 of 105
Yes I was talking to you. Sorry should have made it clear. I know many use eggshells, BUT I can't count how many times people said their chickens started eating their own eggs. Nearly impossible habit to break. I'd stop giving them,seeing as you only have the one with soft ones. It should change.
post #103 of 105

TERRY4 that is a good point.  I don't really need to add the eggshell.  I am already feeding them kale.  It's 10% calcium.  She didn't lay today so I'll see what happens tomorrow. Some people have said that the problems could be low potassium which they need to process the calcium.  The kale is 9% potassium AND a little banana added on top of that.  She is a big girl....the largest of my flock.  This is a picture of her tonight after she had her bum washed.  LOL...she loved it!

post #104 of 105
She's a nice girl! We have some of those. A watched pot never boils as they. Maybe don't worry about it so much. She'll get to it in her own time, as ours did.
post #105 of 105

I just found a rubber egg under my roost as well.  Several days ago I found a really tiny egg (about 3/4 inch wide), laying next to a really big egg in the same nesting box.  My chickens are just getting over foul pox, I'm wondering if there might be an association?

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