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I think my good layer is constintly laying soft eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by somissemilyy, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Coldwater, MS
    In my coop I have windows.. I know my BR layer and a 3 month old share a window that they sleep in a night. My layer lays soft eggs in the window very often but I'm not sure if the 3 month old hen would do it though.. It looks like it is sitting right where my BR sits.. What should I do? It's very hard to give my 2 layers layer pellets when I have to keep it away from the younger ones that can't eat it yet and are still on chick grower. & when I let my 2 layers free range I have layer pellets in a feeder and the very rarely eat it. Please Help!!!!!

  2. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    have you tried oyster shells?
  3. Thats what I was gonna say .

    I would try some Oyster shell or some finely crushed up egg shells may even help.
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    when my broody hatched her chicks they all ate the layer feed it didn't do them any harm but I gave crumble
  5. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Feed them all flock raiser or grower feed, or starter/grower, and offer oyster shell on the side. Layer is fine -- if you only have hens of laying age.

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