Americanna not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Doodadman, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Doodadman

    Doodadman Out Of The Brooder

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    My Americanna did lay eggs, then stopped for about a month and then layed eggs half of which were soft and broken. Then she stopped and the she started again with the same soft shell problem. Now she has stopped for over one month. She is one year old and I think this may be it. I only have 3 birds so i am hesitant to get rid of her but I want some eggs. The other two birds are prolific. What to do?
     
  2. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2009
    Are you feeding oyster shells for calcium?

    They need calcium for hard shell eggs.
     
  3. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi ! If her eggs are consistently soft, she may not be getting enough calicum. Make sure she always has oyster shell free choice. Her inconsistent laying may be due to broodiness. Does she stay on the nest alot without laying? If she does she's broody. I just had a hen get out of her broodiness. It lasted 3 weeks even though she didn't have eggs to sit on.
     
  4. Doodadman

    Doodadman Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm loading them up of calcium and the other two give me hard eggs.
     

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