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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MN Chicken, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. MN Chicken

    MN Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found my broody hen roosting tonight. With her chicks roosting under her. They are 3 weeks old tomorrow. She also laid a shell-less egg from this roost last night, with her chicks under her. I've never read about this happening. Is this weird or normal?

    Excuse the messy coop, it's getting emptied and scrubbed down this weekend.
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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The shell less egg is a little weird. Roosting with her chicks like that - pretty normal in my experience.
     
  3. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi, [​IMG]
    Give her some oyster shell for a supplement. More calcium for her egg shells.
    Best,
    Karen
     

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