Egg shells too hard

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by marcus connor, May 2, 2016.

  1. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm raising baby chicks, and they can't get out on their own. I've lost about 4/9 because the egg was too hard, I need a way to make them not so hard.
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too much calcium perhaps?
     
  3. oakhollow

    oakhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Why do you think the shells are too hard?
     
  4. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because I can drop them on solid concrete, and not break them.
     
  5. sts2

    sts2 New Egg

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    That's weird. My chickens aren't old enough to lay eggs but if you find out why can you tell me. I want to know what to look out for
     
  6. oakhollow

    oakhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone didn't play a prank on you and put in some fake eggs, did they? Can you candle them?
     
  7. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I can, they are free range so I can't control what they eat.
     
  8. marcus connor

    marcus connor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's probably it.
     

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