Help-Yolks are broken inside egg shell and shells are very thin

cajunlady62

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Jun 15, 2009
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Can anyone help me solve this problem. We normally feed laying pellets and cracked corn. Lately, we've added kitchen scraps and vegetable garden waste. Are we feeding too much of this?
 

HennysMom

Keeper of the Tiara
11 Years
Jul 9, 2008
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow, VA
Oystershell is oystershell - not eggshells. You should be providing oystershell to your chickens for calcium to build up their shells. You may also save any and all eggshells (once they get stronger), dry them on the counter for about a week -10 days and then crumble them in a freezer bag and then mix a tablespoon into their feed a few times a week in addition to the oystershell. Some people bake their eggshells, but its not necessary, its more a preference thing.

Oystershell is given freely - just like grit. Are you providing free range grit as well since you are giving them table scraps and grains? They must have grit to process grains or they will become sick.
 
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