I have a 6 month old silkie hen who has trouble laying eggs.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pearsam, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. pearsam

    pearsam Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to rub her belly to help her, because she gets to where she can't hardly walk or stand. Today she laid an egg and the shell was so thin it was cracked open on one side and had a small opening on the other side. This is the first time this has happened since she started laying. Can someone tell me what I need to do for her and how to improve the egg health? She only weighs maybe a pound she smaller than a Cornish hen.
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    She's on standard layer feed? Does she get oyster shell or crushed egg shell for added calcium? If not, give it a shot, offered free-choice.
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Youneed to feed her laying feed and oyster shell crumbles. Hurry! It will get worse if you don't!
     
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    pearsam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I will get some tomorrow.
     
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    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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