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My first eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sadies chicks, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Songster

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    They laid!! there were two eggs today and as you can see very thin shells. The eggs were laid under the roost so they were damaged from the chickens walking on them. Is this normal for the shell to be so thin? I would assume so cause they are just beginning.

    Please don't mind the poop and feathers [​IMG]

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  2. Sassafras

    Sassafras Songster

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    Congradulations!! How old are your chickens?
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Songster

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    Not a very good start. Are you feeding them oyster shells & laying pellets? It sometimes takes them a few times to get the wheels turning.
     
  4. goldfinches

    goldfinches Songster

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    Congratulations! Two of my girls laid eggs that resembled the one on the right. After the first one, they shaped up. Just be sure you're feeding them calcium, and, do you have fake eggs in their nesting boxes?
     
  5. sadies chicks

    sadies chicks Songster

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    They just turned 17 weeks and I JUST last week started them on layer pellets, so it will probably take them a few tries to get good ones going. I have golf balls in the nesting boxes, I might switch to fake eggs.

    I can't wait to see what they do today!

    I will also get some oyster shells, another reason for me to go to the farm store (one of my FAVORITE things to do on the weekend!! [​IMG] )
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2011
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Definitely improve their diet and you'll have more eggs than you can eat!
     

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