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 Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    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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