Calcium Deficiency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bisto15, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. Bisto15

    Bisto15 New Egg

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    Come home from college today to find my freesian isn't too well, half an hour later I checked on her as I have been every ten or so minutes and she has laid an egg without a shell any suggestions or information would be much appreciated, thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Is she a new layer?
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    A poor diet especially one low in minerals like mag and potassium or vitamins like D3 will result in what you're seeing. Again the guaranteed analyst tag off the chicken feed bag may help.

    Is that egg shell less or just thin shelled?
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2015
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Thin egg shells can be a common occurrence, especially in new layers. Make sure that you are feeding layer feed, since it contains more calcium, and put out some crushed oyster shell for free feeding. Many chickens can still have this problem which later can be a factor causing egg yolk peritonitis and infection if eggs break inside. I really like to feed back all of my egg shells crushed up, since the chickens will grab those more eagerly than oyster shell. Today you could supplement her with a calcium tablet or Tums given orally. Both dissolve in a small amount of water also.
     

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