First eggs, calcium and such

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by M Scott, May 20, 2017.

  1. M Scott

    M Scott Just Hatched

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    Ok, my Chiquita's just turned 19 weeks. 3 or 4 have started laying. There was a soft shelled egg today, which brings me to my question. I offer oyster shell and egg shells. They want no part of it. What else can I do? Also, what are the little red dots in the eggs. I gave my rooster away thinking that would fix it.
     
  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls BYC Fan Premium Member Project Manager

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    Soft shell eggs and even shell less eggs are normal for new layers.
    Their body's are just "learning" how to make the egg...
    It should stop happening.
    Sardines have a good amount of calcium, you could offer them some.

    Have you read the label on your feed bag...what feed are you feeding?

    Can you post a picture of the egg with the spots.
     
  3. M Scott

    M Scott Just Hatched

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    Oooops, I ate it! It's a little blood spot. I feed them organic layer pellets. I think it's manna pro.?
     

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