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  1. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new to BYC and I have question about one of my hens. I have six red sex-links and for a while now I'v only been getting five eggs (which isn't normal for them). Over the past few days one of the hens has been ruffling her feathers and staying away from the other chickens. Just today she was standing in the run (looking more ruffled than ever) when she suddenly dropped a shell less egg. She's still eating and drink and oyster shells are always available. I've done some research but I'm still not sure what's going on. Thanks in advance to any help.
     
  2. debbie_nibbles

    debbie_nibbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 doing that too? Wish someone woud give us some ideas?
     
  3. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    birds that are not mature do it all the time. they grow out of it.
     
  4. JacobMaxwell

    JacobMaxwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that soft eggs in young pullets are normal, but my birds are about 10 months old. I'm also worried about her feather ruffling and avoidance of the other hens.
     
  5. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm curious about the ingredients in the feed. What is the protein level and calcium level of the feed? If you could type down the info from the feed tag, some folks on here might be able to help. I often wonder if these problems aren't just genetic, or caused by disease, but have something to do with feed ingredients. There's so much conflicting info out there it can be confusing.
     
  6. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THIS HAPPENS A FEW TIMES THIS WEEK, seems she is laying them from the roost. I fed her an scrambled egg with the shell crusher into just to make sure she's getting enough protein.

    She's dropped som,e weight and she has some wet poops too but I don't know if these things are related. I wormed her, no change.
     

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