eggs with no shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LindaJean, May 26, 2012.

  1. LindaJean

    LindaJean In the Brooder

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    I told my co-worker I'd ask the experts. She has one hen that has been laying eggs without a firm shell. She says the hen gets lots of calcium - but I was wondering if any of you have any suggestions for her. Anything would help. thanks
     
  2. jallny

    jallny Songster

    May 26, 2012
    about 95% of an egg is calcium, that is alot a poor hen has to spare! and sometimes she cant! dont worry, they will start to have shells soon[​IMG]
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

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    She can try giving her a boost with vitamin D. It helps with calcium absorption.
     
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

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    Neat to look at,but glad I get normal ones now! I had a few when the hen was sick.Could try some of the chicken vitamin powder in water.[​IMG]
     

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