Egg question

Whidbeynurse

In the Brooder
6 Years
May 12, 2013
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2
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I have four 21-week old Barred Rock hens. 1 has been laying consistently in the nest box for the past week. 4 days ago I found 2 eggs but since then only 1 a day. This morning I went out and found this on the floor of the coop:




Forgive the mangled appearance. I scooped it out of the coop before the hens could get to it. The yolk is intact and all of the 'white' appears to be there so I don't think any of them were eating it. The 'shell' is paper thin and appears to have ruptured when it was laid. Is this probably a first egg from one of my other hens and is this normal?
 

HS Pye

Chirping
6 Years
Sep 13, 2013
386
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Texas
Sounds like your hens need a calcium supplement. Usually, even a first time egg, will be perfectly intact. For a supplement, I give mine ground oyster shell with their feed every couple of days. Hope this helps.

HS Pye
 

Whidbeynurse

In the Brooder
6 Years
May 12, 2013
12
2
26
Sounds like your hens need a calcium supplement. Usually, even a first time egg, will be perfectly intact. For a supplement, I give mine ground oyster shell with their feed every couple of days. Hope this helps.

HS Pye
Have been giving them oyster shell (in a dish in the yard they can freely help themselves to). :-\
 

HS Pye

Chirping
6 Years
Sep 13, 2013
386
17
83
Texas
Ours don't like the oyster shell plain, so I mix it with their feed. Maybe you could try that?

HS Pye
 

Whidbeynurse

In the Brooder
6 Years
May 12, 2013
12
2
26
Will do. My oyster shell is slightly bigger than the grit I put out for them. They scatter it around but eventually eat it. Can I get it smaller ground? PS, how do you get your scripture verse at the bottom of your post? I like it
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HS Pye

Chirping
6 Years
Sep 13, 2013
386
17
83
Texas
I don't know about getting it smaller ground, you might have to look around. Thank you!

HS Pye
 
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