My chickens eggs

dalbs

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 21, 2013
5
0
7
Hi I'm a new at this my girls have always laid good eggs but recently there shells are very fragile I give them plenty of grit but they don't seem to be eating it like they used to do what am I doing wrong can anyone help ? Please
 

redsoxs

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 17, 2011
25,643
2,075
463
North Central Kansas
Greetings from Kansas, Dalbs, and
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! Pleased you joined us! Thin shelled eggs may not be from a lack of grit but from a lack of calcium. Grit goes to the gizzard and is primarily for grinding up the food they eat. Calcium is what hardens the shells. This is commonly used in the form of oyster shell which can be purchased at the farm and ranch store - this will get those shells toughen right up - don't expect for it work overnight, however. Might take a few days. Good luck to you.
 

DDNONIN2016

Songster
7 Years
Jan 27, 2012
3,853
118
236
SW Ohio
Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined BYC

I just added extra oyster shell to my feeders this morning before work since finding a few thin shelled eggs yesterday. It always fixes them right up in a few days.
 

dalbs

Hatching
6 Years
Apr 21, 2013
5
0
7
Thankyou to all that replayed to my request , the grit I use is mixed grit I will get some oyster grit thanks for your help to all
 

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