Chickens first eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dayton, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    My chicken just started laying eggs the first egg she laid was normal for the first egg. But the second egg she laid had a weaker shell than the first is this normal or not? Also can u eat the first egg or should u wait till they lay better or bigger eggs?
     
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Howdy Dayton

    Congratulations on getting some eggs!

    Yep, it is normal for new to laying hens to produce some slightly less than normal eggs, just while they get their internal plumbing into order and into the swing of things.

    Do you provide some additional calcium [oyster shell]? I keep a separate container of oyster shell, away from the food. The girls are good at judging when their calcium needs a top up and will peck at the shell if they need it.

    Yep, you can eat their first eggs .. after you have taken a picture of course, it is a special occasion [​IMG]
     
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  3. Dayton

    Dayton Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the info and I will get some oyster shells asap
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Dayton, and :welcome! Great to have you aboard! Super advice as always from Teila. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! :D
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice from Teila already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It's also good to feed her "layer feed," as well as crushed oyster shell in a separate dish for free choice use.
     
  8. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

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