Calcium and vitamin d supplements

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by deanadid, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. deanadid

    deanadid In the Brooder

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    My female Khaki Campbell has started laying eggs with much thinner shells. I’ve added extra oyster shell with their feed and the feed is an oyster strong feed. Any suggestions to help her along?
     
  2. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

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    Welcome to BYC.
    Is she a brand new layer?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Thinning of egg shells sometimes occurs at the beginning or end of a laying cycle.
     
  4. AllenK RGV

    AllenK RGV Chicken Addict

    Sounds like a seasonal thing to me. I don't live where there are season's and bought oyter shell. I still have it and the chicken don;t eat it even for grit.
     
  5. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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  6. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    If she is a new layer it takes time for them to work the kinks out of their system.
     
  7. deanadid

    deanadid In the Brooder

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    No. She is 2 1/2 years. I knew her laying would slow down but when her shells started getting thinner I was worried and started adding more oyster shell. This week seems slightly better but I don’t want her to get run down.
     
  8. deanadid

    deanadid In the Brooder

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    No she’s 2 1/2 years. She started off strong and had stayed this way until this summer. I was gone most of the summer and I don’t trust my family to take care of them the way I do.
     
  9. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Hi! :frow Welcome to BYC! I don't know much about ducks and their egg cycles. I have a hen who started laying thin shelled eggs at about that age and now a year later doesn't lay at all. For her, it was just the end of her egg laying life. Now she is the wise one of the flock and will live out her life showing other hens and cockerels how to be a Lady.
     
  10. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome I would keep crushed oyster shells available in a dish.... do you know if she ate her regular feed while your family was looking after her?
     

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