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

    Apr 24, 2009
    Carver MA
    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?

  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
  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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