shell less eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hitnspit, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. hitnspit

    hitnspit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never had one before and today i got two. Is this normal to happen every now and then? Or are the birds needing something in there diet to help this not to happen.....Thanks Jim
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You will see those from time to time....They're more common when a hen first starts laying, or when they start laying again after a molt or after being broody.

    If you're feeding a good layer feed, diet shouldn't be an issue, but you could always put a dish of crushed oyster shells out for your hens to take as they wish, because that will provide some extra calcium.
     
  3. butterrowe

    butterrowe New Egg

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    i grind up egg shells,,,,,it acts as grit and calcium too---but if they don't eat them it cause they don't need it...
    chickens know what they need ..its a wonder of chickens
     
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