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Cream crested legbar laying shelless eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by nrepy, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. nrepy

    nrepy Just Hatched

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    Hi! I'm new to chicken keeping, and my one 11 month old cream crested legbar is laying shelless "rubber" eggs. She will lay a thin shelled egg, then a few normal eggs, but then a bunch of shelless eggs. I feed all my girls oyster shell and egg shells with their layer feed. I limit the treats to once a day. She is eating and drinking normally, and doesn't seem ill. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! Nichole
     
  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Nichole, did she just start laying? At the beginning and end of the laying process, thin or no-shelled eggs are normal.
     
  3. nrepy

    nrepy Just Hatched

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    Hello, "Bee" first started laying in September. She'll be a year old next month. The 3 others are laying without issues.
     
  4. wleighton

    wleighton Just Hatched

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    Try adding more calcium into their diet. It may be that she has a harder time absorbing it than the others. I add oyster shell into their feed and it works! I buy from my local farm store.

    I also have 11 month old CCLs and are my first chickens as well! Enjoy!
     
  5. wleighton

    wleighton Just Hatched

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    Oops! You're already using oyster shell. Hope someone else can chime in with some help!
     

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