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paper thin egg shells and broken eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amywander, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. amywander

    amywander New Egg

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    I have one gal whose egg shells are paper thin causing the egg to break after being laid, I've given my flock oyster shell in their food and I give them plain yogurt once a week. Is there anything else that might be causing this gal to lay broken eggs?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You could give her some tums, human calcium or calcium gluconate orally and see if that helps. Dose I use is 100mg per 2.2 pounds.

    -Kathy
     

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