Same conditions- why do I occasionally get a deformed/thin-shelled egg?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AKnewbie, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens get layer feed (inside the coop) and Flock Raiser (outside the coop).
    They have a separate bowl for oyster shells.
    Why do I sometimes get a deformed or thin-shelled egg?
    Is this a calcium deficiency or should I look into other possible issues?

    They are all Australorps, about 6months old and I get said type of egg about once every 2 weeks or so.
     
  2. Angelpoo

    Angelpoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they eat the oyster shells? You could also try giving them milk to eat. I think it has to do with a loss of something might not be calcium... You can find lots of info online... Anything high in calcium. My chickens don't like oyster shells so I give them lots of scraps and they free range our five acres and collect all the nutrition they need
     
  3. iron chicken

    iron chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old are they?
     
  4. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are about 6months old.
     
  5. growyourbrew

    growyourbrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes it's the chicken themselves that lays a wrapped egg
     
  6. iron chicken

    iron chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    usually younger hens will lay deformed eggs so it should improve with time.
     
  7. Hooligans7

    Hooligans7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a different one laid by one of our best layers -- check out the white speckles! What might have caused them? From an 11-month-old BR. The egg inside looked and tasted fine.
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