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Jelly Eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by debbytingen, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. debbytingen

    debbytingen Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 red sex-link hens and I think they are getting old. These hens were given to me and I don't know how old they are.
    For weeks and weeks I have been finding a egg busted in the laying box. The shell is paper thin and the yolk is laying there.
    I give them lots of Oyster shells to keep the shells strong. I don't know what is going on. I know if the egg gets busted inside her that this is not good. Could this be old age that is causing this? I know that the hens were darker a year ago and now they have a lot of white on their feathers.
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Other than the Oyster Shells what are you feeding/ offering them?
    What type of feed, what treats, are you putting anything in there water?


    Chris
     
  3. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a picture of them? Some people here might be able to tell you how old they are.

    It's not a good thing that they are thin shelled, one every once in awhile is okay, but since this is often they are deficient in something. What % protein are you feeding them? What all is in their feed?
     
  4. debbytingen

    debbytingen Out Of The Brooder

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    Bread, Scratch feed, laying pellets, boiled rice every now and again. They roam in the yard every other day and they eat grass and worms when they can find them. I will have to go and look at the bag of pellets and the scratch to see the protein amount. I will take a picture of them and maybe we can see how old they are.
     
  5. debbytingen

    debbytingen Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there something I can put in there water? Where can I get it at?
     
  6. highaltitudehen

    highaltitudehen New Egg

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    I have the exact same thing happening here with one of my Rhode Island Reds. Did you ever find a solution?
     

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