Soft shelled egg. Should I switch feed?


In the Brooder
Apr 17, 2020
Thank you! I was thrilled about it. The first egg was the small hard shell and the second was the soft shell. I’m not sure if both were laid by the same chicken but My guess is that they were both laid by the same chicken because I found both in the same spot and they’re similar in size
Is it okay to switch such a young flock to layer feed? I feel like most things say to start layer feed around 16 weeks. My girls are all between 10-15 weeks. I’ve read too much calcium is hard on their kidneys but I’m still very new to being a chicken momma.
I've found that you should keep the eggs shells from the eggs you eat in your home. Lay them out on a baking sheet at 200 degrees for about 20 min. Cool them off, crush them with your hands and present them to your girls. Watch how theyll flock to it!! They know when they need calcium and when they dont. So if they're calcium deficient, theyll chow on the egg shell. I've had way better luck with the egg shell than oyster.

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