Shell-less eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wordgirl, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Is this being caused by a calcium deficiency? We have not started giving the calcium yet, as the shells they do have are quite strong, but I'm thinking we need to start soon anyway. A couple of days ago, though, we got two or three shell-less eggs, and we've gotten maybe six total in the past week and a half or so. Is this normal?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    You should put oyster shell out but if they are new to laying it's not really abnormal. That is a lot of shell less eggs though which could mean they are having calcium problems along with being new layers. Unless you've got one hen that laid 6 eggs this week and is having issues making a shell. That would be genetic but odds are low they all came from the same bird.
     

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