Soft eggs than none for 2 days

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by airmechreed, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok my buffs two of them layer soft shell eggs. Then nothing for two days now. Grrrrrrrrr. I want them to lay. They are squatting just not producing.... My wife says they are free loading. Lol
     
  2. Mississippi Yard Bird

    Mississippi Yard Bird Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not an expert, but from what I have read they might need more calcium.
     
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe need calcium - feed them oyster sherll or egg shell in a free choice bowl
    Maybe starting a molt?
     
  4. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are finished molting. They are on layer feed and I add oyster shell to their feed. They are all healthy, just lazy.
     
  5. airmechreed

    airmechreed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorns have shells that will dent a skillet lol so the other chickens they live with are doing great!
     
  6. cjhixon

    cjhixon Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't worry about it much. It just means that they are close. Both of my egg layers started out laying their first egg which was more like a bag than an egg. Then nothing for a few days. Then a few broken eggs inconsistently... Then an egg a day pretty consistently.
     

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