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No shell or thin shell egg (who did it?)

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by Lissy, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Lissy

    Lissy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,
    I have 13 pullets that are starting to lay eggs. They were hatched April 20th. so they are 5 months (20 weeks). Three of my pullets have been laying for about three weeks but I noticed this week while I was cleaning under the roost, a no shell or thin shelled egg. This is the second one. Both eggs I found under the roost on the poop table. I know three of my hens are laying great with really thick shells with no problems. Here are my questions:

    1.) How do you find out who is laying what egg? any tricks? (I need to find out who is laying the thin/no shell egg). I can't stay out there all day and watch!

    2.) Is it a no shell or a thin shell egg? It was broken and I think that some of the pullets might have eaten some of it.

    3.) could this just be because it is the first two eggs or should I try and fix the diet of my pullets?

    I feed scratch and peck layer in a feeder and also feed fermented scratch and peck in the mornings. They all LOVE the fermented feed. I also just started to put out oyster shells last week.
    Occasionally I will throw in greens from weeding my garden and also BOSS. They free range most of the day and all seem healthy and active.

    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. youngchooklover

    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2) It's a no shell egg.

    3) Hens first eggs are normally like this.
     
  3. bigt447

    bigt447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your scratch feed should be very limited.... No more than 10% of total diet since it's so low in protein.... About 8%.
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Your layer feed is a complete feed nutritionally and any supplementation will skew the nutrition. I'd cut out everything else till all your eggs are good.
     

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