Egg laying care

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenmomma123, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. chickenmomma123

    chickenmomma123 In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2014
    Is there anything new or different I should be doing since my chickens started laying eggs ?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Switch to a good layer feed, if you haven't already. Also, provide a dish with some crushed oyster shell if you like, which helps create nice strong egg shells. I have an attached chicken run, so I don't let mine free range until after 5:00, so that they learn to lay in the nesting boxes instead of outside in a bush somewhere.

    That's really about all I can think of. (The oyster shell is really optional. The layer feed should provide enough calcium for strong egg shells.)

    Enjoy your eggs!

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