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First eggs...smashed???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mcdez, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. mcdez

    mcdez Hatching

    Feb 20, 2014
    Hi all, My first post :)

    I am a newby on chickens and enjoying every moment. My chickens are approximately 18 weeks and I got my first eggs today, 2 whole-but one with a hole in it and 2 smashed in the nest box. I have them on grower still and am going to start layer feed first thing. I'm assuming this will help with the fragile shell???? Just want to get opinions, is this normal? Thanks in advance (TIA)!

  2. bobshere

    bobshere Chirping

    My first egg had a hole in it too. They probably had soft shells and broke them by accident. Give them some oyster shell on the side in a seperate dish. You dont have to give them layer feed. Grower with oyster shell on the side will be just fine.

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