Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kisodam, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. kisodam

    kisodam Hatching

    Sep 21, 2007
    I have 7 hens and occassionly one lays an egg without a shell (just a soft sac). Is this something to be concerned about? Is it normal? Can this problem be corrected?
  2. LeghornGuy

    LeghornGuy In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2007
    New Orleans
    Give you hens some crushed oyster shells.
    It will help them with egg shell development.
  3. FrankBlissett

    FrankBlissett Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Give it to them seperately though - too much calcium isn't the best for those chickens that don't need it. You can provide it occassionally in a bowl, or get one of those pet feed dispensers.

    For such a small flock you can use egg shells as a free calcium suppliment too. Keep a largish jar on your stove and put your egg shells in it. the heat from the stove will help them dry faster. When your eggs start getting thinner shelled, take out a handful of shells, and grind them up in a jury-rigged morter&pestle (I use an old slasa jar and a narrow drinking glass).


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