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My chickens have hard egg shells, do yours?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by All about the EGG, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. I think because they get a great diet. Kent xtra egg, their own eggshells, and scratch. it makes for a nice, protected package!
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are really tough to crack open too, Almost have to use a hammer lol
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    All my eggs shells are REALLY hard and thick.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Mine are too but when I laid off the oyster shell for a few days they went back to normal. I now give them free choice of oyster shell but I only put the bowl in their coop three times a week.
     
  5. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That happened with my ladies too ~ I did the same thing ~ we only give it about 3 times a week ~ otherwise the shells are so dang hard that you have to pry them apart, & I invariably end up getting a bit in whatever I am cooking ~ in fact, it got so bad there for a while, that I started cracking them in a cup 1st! ;-D
    ~Red
     

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