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Frustrated by Jello eggs and no shell at all!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Scoot58, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Scoot58

    Scoot58 In the Brooder

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    I have 6 BSL that have been laying for about 4-6 weeks now. Over the past few weeks we have been getting jello eggs and eggs w/ no shell at all. I am finding 1 or 2 a day. They are all on Blue shield layer pellets and I have oyster shells at free choice. They don't seem interested in the oyster shells at all. They free range for about 8- 10 hours a day then are locked in there run at night. I give them leftovers and treats daily. I have also been adding ACV to their water.

    Can anyone help me?

    Thanks!
     

  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That can happen with new layers. If you want to add more calcium, give them dairy and/or dark green leafy veggies.

    Good luck
    Imp
     
  3. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Songster

    I would try leaving out the ACV for a while. It is not nutritious and the acidity may be robbing the chickens of calcium.
     

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