Leather eggs

gjoyner

Songster
10 Years
May 9, 2009
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I found a leathery squishy egg on the roost! its my first! i found another one in the garden a couple days later. i've had oyster shells out for weeks now and they dont touch them. how do I get them interested in calcium?
gotta get me some hard eggs!
 

Mrs.Puff

Songster
11 Years
Apr 16, 2008
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Southern Iowa
Ha! They should straighten out soon. They probably get enough calcium right now from their layer feed and don't need much extra. They will only eat a teeny amount of oyster shell at a time, so you might not even realize they are eating any.
 

Imp

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Sep 7, 2008
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Calcium is also found in dairy products and dark leafy greens. I also don't think my hens touch the oyster shell, so I occasionally give them cheese, greens or sprinkle powdered milk on their food. Mrs. Puff is correct that they will straighten out soon, if they are young.

Good luck,

Imp- I don't know why I keep buying oyster shell though.
 
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Opa

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12 Years
May 11, 2008
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I wouldn't be to concerned about the soft shelled eggs. It is quite common with young birds and should correct it's self soon.
 

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