hello newbie to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Robins chickens, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Robins chickens

    Robins chickens Hatching

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    Hello I have 5 beautiful chickadees they had there first lay on thursday a total of 6 eggs& 2 yesterday and 4 today but one of the egg shell was soft is there I anything I need to give the chickens to help with 5he soft shell?
     
  2. anirishfarmer

    anirishfarmer Chirping

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    Hi ya Robins chickens [​IMG]

    tis a great spot here with lots of helpful folk [​IMG]

    i'm a newbie to, at this but i did find this here re soft first eggs

    it seems it's common ,my girls first few eggs were the same but now there grand

    folk here are chatting about oyster shell and other ideas [​IMG]

    enjoy it here you'll love it [​IMG]


    Health and happiness
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2013
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Soft shell eggs are often seen with new layers who are still getting the hang of egg laying. Just make sure they get fed a good quality layer feed and/or offer them some crushed oystershell or eggshell on the side, so they can help themselves when they feel they need a calcium boost.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. memphis

    memphis Crowing 6 Years

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    Welcome. You' ll find all kinds of great information here!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Sumi gave you excellent advice
     
  7. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chirping

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    Welcome! I'm too new to have any advice, we haven't gotten our first egg yet, but wanted to wish you good luck.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    [​IMG] sumi summed it up - are you feeding them layer feed?
     

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