Need help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jgarcia883, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. jgarcia883

    jgarcia883 Just Hatched

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    My pullets are starting to lay eggs for the first time in there life. But all the eggs are soft as paper. Whats going on. Do these pullets not work??? Please help
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It's nothing to be too concerned about - it can take a while until they get their egg-laying plumbing sorted out. As long as you have either switched to layers feed, or growers feed with optional oyster shell (as a calcium supplement) then there's nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Wyatt0224

    Wyatt0224 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you give them oyster shell their egg shells won't be soft anymore.
     
  4. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you feed layers feed, that should be 90% of their diet. If you feed them lots of scratch grains or other treats, provide them oyster shell in a separate container near the feed. Also feeding lots of scratch grains, corn or kitchen scraps, will cut the protein. That can have an effect on egg production. GC
     

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