Runny egg whites; what to do

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pheonixstar15a, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. pheonixstar15a

    pheonixstar15a Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my chickens lay odd shaped, thin shelled eggs and when cracked open the white is almost like water. They are not old about a year and a half old. Others in the same flock lay nice eggs, what can i do, ive checked different diseases, they dont appear to have any disease. they get corn to snack on, table scraps, and layer crumbles. They have a adiquite coop with a large fenced yard and are let out in the evening to forge for a few hours before bed time. Any help would be appreciated, i have been researching it and i have come down to the feed content, possible high vanadium?? levels in the feed.
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you give your chickens free choice Oyster Shells for the added Calcium? Layer formula feed doesn't really give them enough alone. I vet friend told me that they need more calcium for laying or it takes away from their bone density. You should put Oyster Shell crumbles in a separate feeder. You can also crunch up small the shells from the eggs you cook and give them to the chickens as a treat, if they need it - they will eat it.
     
  3. pheonixstar15a

    pheonixstar15a Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I already do both, give them ground oyster shell and my garden no longer gets my egg shells, the chickens do.
     

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