soft shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aflad2013, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. aflad2013

    aflad2013 Out Of The Brooder

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    How soon after feeding them oyster shells will their eggs have a harder shell? Also, I thought that the feed had enough oyster shell in it to make their eggs have a hard shell, it that a misconception? Appreciate any thoughts on these questions[​IMG]
     
  2. DanielleinLA

    DanielleinLA Out Of The Brooder

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    You should notice a difference in a week or two. Their feed alone does not have enough calcium to make eggshells. Just think...they make a whole shell inside of them almost daily!
     
  3. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    There is enough calcium in most layer feeds for MOST chickens. Some just need more.
     

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