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Have thin egg shells? Here is an easy solution!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Bird-Brain101, Jul 4, 2016.

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    Bird-Brain101 In the Brooder

    Jun 27, 2016
    It really sucks when chicken egg shells turn thin, leading to breaks and cannibalism. Want to know how to help prevent this? Here is an easy tip to keeping your shells strong. When feeding chickens, remember to add calcium to strengthen the shell, most calcium is added by putting oyster shells in the feed. This can be bought at most chicken or animal stores. To get the most value out of the shells, feed them powdered oyster shells in the morning to pass through the digestive system more efficiently, and feed them larger granulates of oyster shells in the afternoon. This is so that during the night the oyster shell will stay in the stomach, without being digested, and will release more calcium during the night. Chicken's egg shells will also become thinner during the summertime due to the heat, any degree over 24*C will start to weaken the shell.

    Hope this helps, Birdbrain101

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