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1st Egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by motleychickens, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. motleychickens

    motleychickens New Egg

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    Hi, I found that first egg that one of my hens laid this morning....but is was already cracked open...the shell was very thin...is this normal because it's one of the first eggs? They have been on egg laying feed for long time now. Linda
     
  2. Free as a Bird

    Free as a Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! Yes that is normal. The first few eggs can be pretty strange.
     
  3. Skylercarr

    Skylercarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hens will eventually lay normal but for the first couple of eggs it will be strange. Congratulations!
     
  4. motleychickens

    motleychickens New Egg

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    Thank you!!!
     
  5. yochickiemomma

    yochickiemomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your first egg. I though my hubby was going to fall over laughing due to how excited I was when I gout our first egg.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you feeding oyster shell on the side? Laying feed may not have enough calcium for strong shells. You should offer oyster shell on the side, and they will take it as they need it.

    But other than that, even with providing oyster shell, the first few eggs can be soft shelled. It takes a bit for their bodies to adjust to laying.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    How old are your birds?...... and how long have they been on layer feed?
     
  8. motleychickens

    motleychickens New Egg

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    Thank you all for your help. I'm having so much fun. My chickens have been on Layer Feed since they were about 2 months old. I will try oyster shell on the side!
     

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