overly hard shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by naakte, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, are my coops ever giving me eggs. The WLH coop is giving my egg shells that are hard to crack they are so thick. I am not fee ranging because i am concerned about preditors. I am feeding laying feed and scraps, and also have oyster shell . are they getting too much calcium? the barred rocks have the same feed, but normal shells. should i remove the oyster shell?
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had some very hard eggs and it was when they had a lot of extra calcium. I would leave in the oyster shells since they should get what they need. Do not mix it into their food, just leave it as free choice in a seperate container.
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't complain. You are getting strong, very healthy, fresh eggs.
     
  4. flowergirl60

    flowergirl60 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 My thoughts exactly.
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    If they are young, haven't been laying long, that's perfectly normal.
     

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