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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cross Cottage, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Cross Cottage

    Cross Cottage New Egg

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    Hi -just joined, live in Somerset UK, have had 3 chickens for just over a year- all 3 laid brilliantly for a year snd now 2 have stopped or just lay soft shell eggs, for several weeks now. lve tried extra oyster shell, grit and a tonic to no avail. they are cept in a lsrgish run and free range in the garden for a couple of hours each day. ( read that I should cull them -that isn, t going to happen! any suggestions please?
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome and hello from the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.

    Unfortunately your question is out of my league, but I am certain that you will receive a reply from a more experienced chicken person soon.

    Edit: Oops! there is an answer already.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello From Florida.

    The Oyster is good but perhaps they are missing something else. Do you feed them layer feed? Perhaps a change in feed will help?
    They do change in laying behavior as they age. I had some jelly eggs too.

    Caroline
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Are you feeding a balanced layer ration?
     
  6. Cross Cottage

    Cross Cottage New Egg

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    Wow thanks for the speedy responses and friendly welcomes. Yep I feed them organic layer pellets plus a small "breakfast" and "supper" of scraps/cooked rice etc- will definately get worming medication for them, many many thsnks folks.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  8. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  9. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC !
    Steve. :frow
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     

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