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Enginerd

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I have a flock of 6. 3 black Australorps and 3 ISA reds. Today I harvested 7 eggs. I am confident they all came today. This evening, the final egg was shell-less. Is this something we should be concerned about? Should we increase their calcium available to them? I didn't expect to ever get 2 eggs a day!
 

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I have a flock of 6. 3 black Australorps and 3 ISA reds. Today I harvested 7 eggs. I am confident they all came today. This evening, the final egg was shell-less. Is this something we should be concerned about? Should we increase their calcium available to them? I didn't expect to ever get 2 eggs a day!
Chickens will sometimes lay shell less eggs occasionally. Which fine. If shes laying it coutinuesly than its a problem, but once in a while is fine. I would apply more calcium try talking some oyster shells and sprinkling on there feed. Making it more visible for the hens.
 

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If most of you’re eggs have thin shells, you need to give more calcium. If there’s just one egg without a shell and the other shells are strong you don’t need to give more calcium. Too much calcium is not good. Consider it’s an oops eggs.
To give a bowl with easter shells on the side is okay. That way the hens pick what they need.

I do hope it’s just an oops egg, bc if a hen often lays eggs without a shell she can have an ovary problem or an internal infection.
 

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I have a flock of 6. 3 black Australorps and 3 ISA reds. Today I harvested 7 eggs. I am confident they all came today. This evening, the final egg was shell-less. Is this something we should be concerned about? Should we increase their calcium available to them? I didn't expect to ever get 2 eggs a day!
How old are these birds, in weeks or months?
How long have they been laying?

Not to unusual for a second egg, and it's often soft shelled.
Probably not a lack of calcium in the diet, it takes time to make a shell(~20 hours), but...
What all and how exactly are you feeding?
 

Enginerd

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How old are these birds, in weeks or months?
How long have they been laying?

Not to unusual for a second egg, and it's often soft shelled.
Probably not a lack of calcium in the diet, it takes time to make a shell(~20 hours), but...
What all and how exactly are you feeding?
The birds are about 8 months old. The ISA reds have been laying since August. The Australorps have been laying for 1-2 months.

They get layer feed, minimal treats, and are out and about in the yard about 2 days a week.

My guess is it was the 2nd egg of the day and the shell just hadn't developed yet, but man was it weird!
 

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