First time

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stretch751, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. stretch751

    stretch751 New Egg

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    Hello, I have a quick question for ya'll...I just started my chicken family and have gotten a few eggs. The shell on a few of them is really weak. Is that normal ? I also read somewhere that the first few eggs they lay shouldn't be eatten, is this true? Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about eating the first eggs... (we always ate our girls' first eggs, and they were the best [​IMG] )

    The first few eggs tend to be a bit odd...strange shapes, sizes, shell thickness etc. It's probably nothing to worry about - have your girls got access to oyster shell, as that gives them the added calcium they need for egg laying? [​IMG]
     
  3. stretch751

    stretch751 New Egg

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    luckily I was able to find an organic feed with oyster shell in it. Thanks for the quick reply, as I am just about to go check on the girls! [​IMG]
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    Congrats! You're on your way to becoming chicken obsessed. lol Welcome! Good luck with your eggs!
     

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