Eggs with little or no shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mygroomshop, May 29, 2011.

  1. mygroomshop

    mygroomshop Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6, 1 year old hens. One of them is laying eggs with tissue paper thin shells or some times no shell at all. She lays daily and of course in the most popular nest! It makes such a mess! I am not sure 1st of all how to make sure who it is and then what to do about it. I have recently started oyster shell along with the quality feed and lots of snacks they regularly get. Any suggestions whould be great, Thanks, Lori
     
  2. uncle rico

    uncle rico Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the oyster shell should do the trick

    i can't think of anything else that would help
     
  3. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah mine eat oyster shell like candy. That should help.

    deb g
     
  4. mygroomshop

    mygroomshop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I sure hope so!
     
  5. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Mine seem to like it too! Weird.... it doesn't look the least bit appetizing.
     
  6. ccar2000

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    I throw out the oystershell like scratch and layer it in the lay crumble feeder. I have one that lays eggs like that but she does it while roosting? You would think that a good lay mix should have enough calcium.
     

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