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EGG LAYING

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Townsend Chics, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Townsend Chics

    Townsend Chics New Egg

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    I have 4 chicks and they are laying eggs daily. However, when I pick out the eggs they have a small indentation on the front end of the eggs. The membrane is not punctured. Any feedback would be helpful...thanks
     
  2. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been laying? Are all of them laying eggs with dents in them?
     
  3. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi.

    What are you feeding them and do you have plenty of nesting material in the nest boxes. Hens lay standing up, so if the shells are fragile perhaps due to incorrect diet and there is little or no nesting material, then as the egg comes out and hits the ground it will most likely dent the end. If they are not on layers feed, then ensure they have access to plenty of calcium. Dried crushed egg shells and crushed oyster shells will provide extra calcium for them. They should have free access to it so that they can get as much or as little as they need.

    Hope that helps

    Regards

    Barbara
     
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  4. jokerrulz1

    jokerrulz1 New Egg

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    Calcium is low . I game mine crushed oyster shells . Recommended by the feed store. Or egg shells mixed in there feed I hear is good . That are things the shell
     

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