Hard shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by boxermom, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are laying eggs w/ extremely hard shells. One friend said they have to break them with a hammer. I am feeding layer pellets, but no Ca supp. They free range as much as possible, but it's getting cold here, so greens are not a plentiful. They are about 7 mo old. DH and I were wondering if they could be getting their Ca from the well water. It is very hard. Any ideas?
     
  2. Bridget399

    Bridget399 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hard shelled eggs as well, but not as hard as to break them with a hammer! I have alot of calcium in my water as well. I just thought that it was a good thing to have eggs with hard shells . I'm interested to see what someone else had to say. [​IMG]
     
  3. boxermom

    boxermom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is good to have hard shells. Friend was joking. Anyway, just wondered if I will need to suppliment at some time, or if the water is enough.
     

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