Egg problems :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sunraysia, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. sunraysia

    sunraysia In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone,
    This morning I went to collect the eggs when one of the eggs appeared to have a dent in it, and a very thin layer of shell. I’ve never had a problem like this before as their eggs have been perfectly fine until now. I’m worried they aren’t getting good enough nutrition, and I’m not sure what to do? Thanks!
     
  2. Jandsloch

    Jandsloch Songster

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    Grab some oyster shell....even if you are providing a layer feed free choice oyster shell gives extra calcium :) I’m new this year to chickens and had some very soft shelled eggs so was suggested oyster shells and bam,.... no more soft shells :)
     
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  3. Jandsloch

    Jandsloch Songster

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    I think I payed like 6 or 7 bucks for a big bag at tsc. Might not be ideal but I just dump a cup full on the ground when I. Notice it’s running low I dump more out :)
     
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  4. ChocolateWingTheRooster

    ChocolateWingTheRooster Songster

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    I think feeding them hard-boiled egg will work, or get layer-specific feed... like I do...
     
  5. Ms Clucky

    Ms Clucky Songster

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    I have been cracking their eggs, cooking them up so they don't know what they are eating and microwaving the shells and crushing them up in the feed along with the eggs. That will take care of the soft shells and it will make their feathers shiny.
     
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  6. Jandsloch

    Jandsloch Songster

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    I would love to feed the shells back to them. I just literally have no time lol work 6 days a week gone from home 12 hours a day and now it’s dark when I leave and just about dark when I get home lol hubs refuses to cater to them so......oyster shells was the easiest solution for me along with the layer feed which they were getting anyways lol
     
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  7. sunraysia

    sunraysia In the Brooder

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    I've heard oyster shells does the trick, thanks! I'll definitely try it out. I forgot to mention that I already have been crushing up their eggshells after using the whites and yolk and feeding it back to them, been doing that since they started laying. Anyway thanks for the help y'all !!
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    What all and how exactly are you feeding?
    Please include the protein and calcium percentages of the chicken ration you use.
    How old are these birds?
     

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