deflated egg?!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Bubble&Squeak, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Bubble&Squeak

    Bubble&Squeak Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure whats happening... I had 4 girls who started laying less and less. I live in SW Florida where it's pretty hot and humid and rainy right now (not sure if that matters). I just got back from a 10 day vacation and the person looking after them said lots of eggs were laid with a very soft shell or no shell at all. Last night we had a gruesome oppossum attack and one of my girls didn't make it. Today, I found one of these so-called "deflated" eggs. It's like the membrane that is just inside the shell and the white and the yolk but no shell. I'm not sure if this is stress related or what. We've already been crushing up egg shells and feeding it to them for extra calcium. What else should I do? Is something wrong?? I feel like I'm not doing something right.

    Thanks,
    jess in FL
     
  2. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does your feed contain oyster shell or are you offering it on the side?
     
  3. Skitz

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    feed them oyster shells
     
  4. Kaelinstorm

    Kaelinstorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^ Agree. If there isnt enough calcium in their diet then the eggs will lack the calcium to have tougher shells. Oyster shells are probably the best option
     
  5. Bubble&Squeak

    Bubble&Squeak Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks a lot! I will get some asap. I appreciate the tip...

    ~jess
     

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