Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bella Bluebell, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Bella Bluebell

    Bella Bluebell New Egg

    Jul 28, 2011
    We have six ladies who lay almost every day, one of the eggs always has a very fragile thin shell, the other five wait until she has laid and then peck it open and eat it! what can I do to stop them!!!
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I'm afraid the solution may be the stew pot. If you are sure they are getting their nutrients, particularly calcium, vitamin D and protein, she may simply have a defective shell gland. Most any hen will lay a thin shelled egg once in a while, but one who lays one consistently has a problem.

    Mine eat the occasional thin shelled egg, too, especially if it gets broken, easy to happen if it gets moved or stepped on. I've never had the flock turn into egg eaters from this. Knock on wood, of course.
  3. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can feed oyster shell, if you arnt already, egg shells, it might help the one with the problem. [​IMG] Hello, from Big Bear Ca.[​IMG]

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