No calcium for 2 days?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chickening101, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chirping

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    One of my hens laid for the 1st time yesterday! I ordered oystershell, which won't come for at least 2 days...she is a golden sexlink....will she be ok w/ out calcium for two days?
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Yes,do they free range?
     
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  3. Chickening101

    Chickening101 Chirping

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    Mostly not...I give them greens and food to mock a free range diet alongside feed, sometimes they go out in the yard, once a week.
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Their getting calcium in the yard probably.Woudlnt worry escpecially for two days.
     
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  5. Chickening101

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    Thanks...was just worried because her first egg was obviously weak, cracked when boiling...
     
  6. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Calcium is for the eggs.Keeps the shells nice and hard to avoid cracking so easily like store bought eggs.So it’s not like it effects the overall health.
     
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  7. Chickening101

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    Could I give them eggshells from market eggs? Wouldn't it kill the bacteria if i put in oven at 375 for 10 mins?
     
  8. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Crowing

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    I have read on here, you should not feed egg shells from store bought eggs. I would just wait for the Oyster Shell and put in a separate container near feed. 20170807_100056.jpg . GC
     
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  9. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    You can wait the 2 days, your chickens will be fine until it arrives.
     
  10. Chickening101

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    Okay thanks for the help!
     
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