help!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jason180sx, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    about 4 mouths my hens started laying and they were laying every day
    but now all i am get is soft eggs shells are they lacking something?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Are you giving them calcium? Or vitamin D? These can cause soft shells. If it's just a one time thing don't worry about it but if it's been going on you need to do something.
     
  3. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it's kinda normal for them to lay soft-shell eggs every now and then.....but I would just give them oyster shells or any other source of calcium [​IMG]
     
  4. jason180sx

    jason180sx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got about 7 of them
    and there is only 3 hens
     
  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
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    Quote:I have 16 hens and every now and then I find soft shells, just give them oyster shells to help with stronger shells....
     
  6. Farm_Maven

    Farm_Maven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a shell-less egg just today. It happens once in a while. But it shouldn't be happening often. Are you feeding layer feed and /or providing free choice oyster shell?
     

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