soft shell eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by primitivefrn, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn New Egg

    Dec 13, 2009
    Have a Serama hen that lays a soft shell egg, quite offen, have oyster shell in front of her, anyways its what the feed store, called it. not the same stuff I was use to. ,
    what all can cause, soft shell eggs. also been feeding hen scratch and scraps.
    first post on info. she has also layed a egg the size of a marble, once.
    and do you need real oyster schell or pretened oyster schell.
    Thanks for any inpute, frist post on info..
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    You posted this twice.
  3. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    East Tennessee
    Quote:The stuff I use I buy at tractor supply store. Did not know a synthetic was available. You can also grind up the shells and feed them back to the chooks by sprinkling it on top of their feed or in oatmeal/boiled rice, etc. I sprinkle the crushed shells on top of their feed in the trough and they get it whether they want it or not. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010

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