Hens eating their eggs

dogzrule5

Songster
11 Years
Apr 14, 2008
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Sanford, NC
I used to feed them only laying pellets but this winter switched to a mixture of laying pellets and scratch (corn and something else?)
 

Frosty

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 30, 2008
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ND
I give mine free choice oyster shell. They ran out for a while and got into the egg eating habit (hard to break!), but are doing better now that they have their shell back. Now I have to collect eggs more often for a while and hope to break the habit.
 

dogzrule5

Songster
11 Years
Apr 14, 2008
393
1
139
Sanford, NC
I'll try the Oyster supplement and see if I can get the girls to change their ways. Thanks for the information!!
 

Cetawin

Chicken Beader
11 Years
Mar 20, 2008
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NW Kentucky
Another idea....crush egg shells into small pieces and put in their food...they eat the eggs for the calcium. Oyster shell is good too. Just give a side dish of it and let them eat as they want it.

Good luck.
 

HenHaven

Songster
12 Years
Mar 3, 2007
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Coarsegold, CA
Generally, the best diet for layers is layer ration with oyster shell available free choice. Scratch grains should be a treat only. They will eat less of the balanced layer ration when scratch is available and that can throw off their protein intake. I'd save the scratch for an occasional treat and see if that helps.
 

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