Bouncy egg?!

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by wlschwallenberg, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. wlschwallenberg

    wlschwallenberg Out Of The Brooder

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    My Guinea layed a tiny egg this morning (her first egg!). It was super small and had a shell that was squishy. And my husband went to throw it into the dog dish and it BOUNCED!! Lol!

    My question is, is this normal for a bird that's just getting started? Or is she missing something from her diet?

    Thanks all!
     
  2. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    That is normal for birds who just start laying. It takes a little while for their system to get on track. I don't have guineas, so I'm not sure if they can have oyster shell. I'm thinking yes. Oyster shell is a great source of calcium, and it helps give poultry's eggs stronger shells.
     
  3. wlschwallenberg

    wlschwallenberg Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!
     
  4. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    you're welcome!
     

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