Rubber egg

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jmanderson777, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. jmanderson777

    jmanderson777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well after going a month only getting/finding 1 egg every other day in my coop, I came out last night to find two rubber eggs and one that was cracked on the end. Is this a calcium problem? I have 3 year+ hens and the rest of my glock is 18-21 weeks old. I have been feeding half layer half starter feed since the majority of my flock is young and hadn't started to lay. Should I supplement with oyster shell or switch them all to layer? Anyone use crushed lime instead of oyster shell? I hope they haven't been eating the eggs from lack of calcium. I think the one cracked just landed on a hard spot in my nesting box where the material had been dug away. Thanks.
     
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  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    throw in some oyster shells it will help.
     
  3. jmanderson777

    jmanderson777 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ive never supplemented before since I've only had one rubber egg in over a year. How do you feed it to them. They have a tendency to knock over anything I put in their coop or run.
     

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