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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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    Does anyone know how long it will take for shells to get hard if they suddenly got soft. Today, I notice when I went out to check for eggs, that there was an egg and it was soft. I thought that the layers feed had oyster shell in it. I went out and bought 50 lbs today and gave them in a separate feeder. Also, just wondering how do they know they should eat oyster shells in the first place.... any answers would be welcome.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    throw in oyster shells, they should harden in few days. Its normal for some chicken to lay soft egg, but it wont happen again.
     

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