Calcium deposits on eggshell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CiceroXY, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. CiceroXY

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    Maybe a dumb question, however [​IMG] Sometimes my chickens lay eggs with slight calcium deposits on their shells and I noticed that these calcium deposits are quite always on an egg end. My doubt is if I can incubate these eggs or is it better not to do it? [​IMG]
     
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  2. eggbert420

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    You can incubate them, they are the same as any other eggs.
     
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  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    I do with no problem. Now do you give oyster shells as free choice or mix them in the feed or do not give them any extra?
     
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  4. CiceroXY

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    Thanks [​IMG]


    Thank you [​IMG] Yes, I give them a laying chickens feed that is a 'complete' feed cause there is already calcium in it but once a week I mix the feed with oyster shells
     
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  5. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Crowing

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    OK---never mix in oyster shells in the feed(pan on the side)----its force feeding and can lead to them eating to much and can lead to extra on the egg shells!!
     
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  6. CiceroXY

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    You are totally right! thanks for the advice [​IMG]
     

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