My first multi egg day and an oyster shell question.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Baymen Moe, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Baymen Moe

    Baymen Moe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One or two of my hens started laying last week, I got 5 eggs for 7 days. Today I got my first 2 egg day. I have 15 hens.

    The eggs are very durable, nice hard shells. Should I have oyster shell on hand for my girls?

    Bill
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    YES! Free-choice oyster shells, all the time! Congrats on your eggs - doesn't it just make your day?
     
  3. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
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    If you're feeding an egg lay feed you probably dont need to add anything. They mix extra calcium into the feed.

    if its just a general chicken maintainer pellet or home made mash, or just scraps you should offer oyster shells.

    Its normal to have days when no one, or not everyone is laying. Doesnt mean theyre low on calcium. Every hen needs a day off. Some more than others.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    You most definitely need to provide oyster shell; they will eat what they need, and most layer feed (unfortuantley) do not have enough calcium in them. Enjoy your girls!
     

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