Hard shell question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by funkychickenowner, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Sussex County NJ
    My girls just started laying I have had about 2 dozen in the last 2 weeks. all of them are the green/blue ones and first brown one today. I noticed when cracking them they are extremely hard shell. They have laying pellets all the time and oyster shell all the time. i think this is great but is it normal thanks
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Mine are relatively new to laying as well; no more than 4 1/2 weeks of laying.
    I've noticed the same thing. Just keep offering the oyster shell and their layer pellets free choice. It's normal.
  3. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    Fountain, Florida
    Hmmm, nice to know all these new things. I just got my 1st egg today!!!!!! WOOHOO! I will crack it maybe tonight when I make cornbread! I am eggcited! SO if it is eggstra hard I won't be concerned. Thanks ya'll! [​IMG]
  4. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I thought I was flippin' out when I tried to crack the first guinea egg... that thing was like iron!!!

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