Hard shell question

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

  1. funkychickenowner

    funkychickenowner Out Of The Brooder

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    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!

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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