ok what the heck

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by siz8003, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    ok i think this came from a leghorn or a BO both over 2 yrs why did it happen age?[​IMG]
     
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    nothing huh? ok I will say i will give her extra oyster shells ya [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Is it still really hot where you are? It can be calcium absorption problem or heat stress or just a glitch in the system and a one-time thing. Give unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar in their water to help with calcium absorption, two or three tablespoons to a gallon.
     
  4. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    ok I do the ACV but someone on here said only do it once a week true? It is not hot at all Im cold! I just got them so not sure what there eating habits were but here they get a bunch of good stuff [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    No, you can do it all the time. I usually have ACV in at least one or two of their waterers. They like it. If you dont already do it, give them a bowl of plain yogurt with active cultures a couple of times a week as well.
     
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  6. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    Now i looked for that today and none of them said active cultures what the heck am i looking for
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Oh, it's in very small print on the ingredient list. Most have it these days. The major brands all seem to.
     
  8. Aun <HIS><

    Aun <HIS>< Songster

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    Stonyfields plain yogurt is excellent. I use it for the starter to make my own yogurt. (got the recipe here)
     
  9. siz8003

    siz8003 Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    ok thanks I will go get it today! I dont want anymore of thoes nasty eggs! [​IMG]
     
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    If you catch them, they're still edible...I've eaten a couple of Obelisk's soft shelled eggs. You just have to use them quicker than regular eggs.
    When softshelled eggs happen, I put the ACV in the water and put out the oystershell calcium.
    I buy the ACV at Whole Foods and the Oyster Shell in the bird section of Petco and PetSmart.
     

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