Lack of eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kitty Cat, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm pretty sure I have Marek's in my flock which I know would make egg laying decline drastically. But I also think my hens have a calcium deficiency. I've been giving them their eggshells back and they have oyster shells all the time but it doesn't seem to be working very well. I was wondering if I could just buy some calcium supplements from Wal-Mart or somewhere and dissolve them and put it in their water?


    Update So apparently it was a calcium deficiency. The supplements from Wal-Mart worked well, just dissolved a pill in water and placed it in their waterer. The next day I got 3 extra eggs, hard shells. It seems to be improving their laying slowly but surely. I dropped down to once a week and I am going to try and switch to a different layer pellet. But thanks for all the advice. [​IMG]
     
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  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Giving them fresh green stuff like grass cuttings or spinach may help. I got some hens laying once by feeding them lusern (alfalfa).
     
  3. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They get plenty of scraps. Whatever my family doesn't eat they get. They get fresh greens fairly often as well.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Should be getting more than enough calcium there and from the oyster shells which is a good supplement. I give my hens 1 part layer pellets and 6 parts crushed corn (maize?) and access to greens and they lay well.
     

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