egg shell question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by miron28, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. miron28

    miron28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i went out to collect eggs today and i picked up a couple of eggs and they shell broke in my hand not just one egg but 2. is there something wrong with my chickens or are the shells becoming soft?. what could i give my chickens to help with there shell they have been laying for about 1 1/2 years any help would be appreciated
     
  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    Mississippi
    It sounds like the egg shells are thin. This should be easily solved by adding more calcium to their diet. Like free choice oyster shells or even the shells of their own eggs (after you use the egg and then feed the shell back to the hens).
     
  3. HeatherFeather

    HeatherFeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or they were frozen and just about to burst!
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2009
    sounds like they are not getting enough calcium in their diet. Definitely give their shells back to them. What kind of food are you using?
     

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