Paper Thin Shells.....help!!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by UK Chicken rancher, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. UK Chicken rancher

    UK Chicken rancher Out Of The Brooder

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    2 of my 7 one and a half year old Rhode Island Reds are laying very thin shelled eggs all of a sudden and only laying like every 3-4 days. I would say that they are molting but are the best looking out of the bunch and have no signs of molting. They get plenty of oyster shell and everyone else are laying very solid shells. Is it time for the stew pot already?
     
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  2. UK Chicken rancher

    UK Chicken rancher Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, did a search on here and found some info. Will try yogurt and some higher protien feed mixed in as well as putting some oyster shell other places to make sure all birds are accessing it. Probably a post molt beginning laying again problem.
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Here are some other sources of calcium in foods.

    Some people do not feed their chickens citrus. Molasses can have a laxative effect in chickens

    Imp


    Dairy foods
    Milk, yogurt, cheese

    Leafy green vegetables
    Broccoli, kale, spinach

    Fruits
    Oranges

    Beans and peas
    Tofu, peanuts, peas, black beans, baked beans

    Fish
    Salmon, sardines

    Miscellaneous
    Sesame seeds, blackstrap molasses, corn tortillas, almonds, brown sugar
     
  4. UK Chicken rancher

    UK Chicken rancher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx, good to know!
     

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