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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tailsnfeathers, Apr 27, 2009.
My hen layed a perfect egg only forgot to put the shell on it! Feels like a water ballon.
Weird, Do they get any oyster shells to eat?
well must mean the hen is ot using the calcium I presume you provideed?
so you need to take
2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of water
so the hens will use the oyster shell you are providing for them
then her body will use the calcium and Vit D
No. Ill get them some tomorrow.
They get layer feed. Do you give oyster shell free choice?
Yes, if you give oyster shell, give it free choice. I don't, and my hens lay eggs with nice hard shells, but there is a lot of calcium in the soil here (from limestone) and they free range.
An occasional soft shell or otherwise odd egg is usually just a normal variation, esp. with young hens.
Here is a link that talks about egg problems: