soft shelled eggs

Pupsnpullets

Songster
11 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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SoCal desert
I know you're all probably sick of dealing with this problem but here goes....

I have one girl who lays a softshelled egg pretty much everyday, then eats it. I have her separated so that the others don't learn this new habit. All the advice I've seen is to provide oystershell or similar, which I do, but hasn't made a difference. In fact, I haven't even seen her eat any of it. I also mix it in her feed. How soon should I be seeing an improvement in the eggs or is she a cull?

Thanks,
Barb
 

ruth

Life is a Journey
12 Years
Jul 8, 2007
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Woodville, MS
Hi Barb - try feeding her black oil sunflower seeds, shredded cheese, and scrambled eggs. All rich in protein, calcium and vitamins. My girls' favorites. Their eggs are so tough I usually end up smashing them trying to crack them.
 

Southern28Chick

Flew The Coop
12 Years
Apr 16, 2007
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I've never given my girls oyster shells or anything for harder shells or calcium. Sometimes I bake shells left over after breakfast and crunch them up and give to them, I don't do that often though. They have pretty hard shells. I hope things work out.
 

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