Oyster shell and hatching eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WinterSkyMoonRanch, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. WinterSkyMoonRanch

    WinterSkyMoonRanch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have found that I must feed oyster shell or my eggs are very weak walled and break or crack easily. Will this have any effect on my hatch rate when I am hatching eggs from these birds?
     
  2. DryCreekFarm

    DryCreekFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    It shouldn't. The oyster shell makes a weak egg shell about normal strength, not titanium strength. You are adding calcium to the diet, which the growing chick will need.
     

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