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chickadeechook

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Hey everyone, I'm a first time chicken owner who's been raising 6 ISA brown chickens for the past two years. I've been a long time fan of this site and have finally decided to join. I sadly lost one of my girls last month to suspected egg binding. and this afternoon another one of my hens laid a broken soft shell egg, the egg itself easily came out the soft shell got stuck and I had to pull it out. she seems lively and chirping but I'm worried that she may soon get egg bound. I couldn't bare to lose another hen, can anyone help?
 
Welcome to BYC!

That's hard losing a bird (or any other animal) we've grown fond of, I'm sorry for your loss. As for your other chickens, do they have a ready supply of oyster shell available to them at all times? If you put some out for them, they will eat it when they need an additional calcium fix. Also, there are certain foods that will give them a calcium boost, such as dark greens (like broccoli).

Here are a couple of links that may be of interest to you:
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

Good luck with your flock, hope it all goes well for them & you.
 
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Hi :welcome

Glad you could join the flock! Sorry to hear you lost one of your girls :hugs It's always very sad when a flock member is lost. NorthFLChick has left you some great links to check out. Here is another great article on hens been egg bound > https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-binding-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention I'm sure you will find it very useful it has lots of information all about it.

Wishing you the very best of luck with your girls in the future. Be sure to ask any questions, everyine here to help and very friendly.
Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
 
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