Super fragile eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by doublejfarm, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Could somebody tell me what I can do? My girls lay just fine but there eggs are extremely fragile. I have lost two recently from just them setting on them. And several others from gentle handling. They have access to free choice oyster shell and I also mix it with there scratch in the run. What else can I do and how long before some results?
     
  2. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mix it with their scratch? Maybe that is the problem. Scratch is a treat. The hens should get a layer ration.

    I have a hen that lays shell-less eggs if she gets too many treats. Another one lays fragile eggs.

    When it gets to be a problem for me, I feed them high-calcium treats.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    what are you feeding as their primary food?
     
  4. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crush up some boiled eggs & feed it to them.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    sounds like a calcium deficiency to me [​IMG] their primary food source should be layer feed....I agree, if you give them too many treats that don't eat enough of what's "required"...
     
  6. doublejfarm

    doublejfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    No no no you guys they are on Layer pellets I was just saying that when I do give them scratch that I throw a little oyster shell out with it and they love it.
     

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