Help! my hen is laying paper-thin shelled eggs...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandrachx, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we put my little girl by herself in the garage 1 month ago because she was being picked on (lost lots of weight) and a lot of her feathers were being broken. we have been giving her small rations of sunflower meat (as recommended) and have been pretty much spoiling her with greens, etc. she has filled out and her feathers look much better, BUT she has layed 2 eggs and they have been both paper-thin. advice, please! on what we are doing wrong or what might be up with her digestive system.
     
  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    Give her layer ration!
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Give her free choice oyster shell for added calcium
     
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
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    My buff orpington laid two just like that last week. They were her first. Now they are perfect but I offered more oyster shell around the run area plus I dried and crushed up egg shell, she gobbled that down and has been doing really well.
     
  5. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is on layer ration! but maybe the snacks are distracting her... i have been saving egg shells, so now might be a good time to break them up and give them to the girls (all of them). should i put them in the litter on the floor in her cage or mix it with her layer ration? what about the 12 other girls in the coop? put them on a pie plate for them to dine?
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Toss them in a pie plate, on the ground , where ever, they will make them dissappear quickly.
     
  7. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds good - how much of the crushed egg shell would do? just put out all i have until i accumulate some more? also, will crushed egg shell suffice or should i get some of the oyster shell mentioned? thank you all so much for your counsel!
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    they should have oyster shell available all the time.

    Henry
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Egg shell will do the same thing, use which ever is easiest for you.

    It is good to have it available free choice all the time.
     

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