Thin egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rbum, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. rbum

    rbum Chirping

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    I have a 3 yr old barred rock hen that has been laying thin egg shells. I constantly give them all dried meal worms and oyster shells. She eats a lot of worms and I believe she eats the oyster shells that is in her food container. Any suggestions?
     
  2. firestomp

    firestomp Chirping

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    use the meal worms as a treat only, make them eat their layer feed, I sift my oyster shell since I have quail too, try that and mix it in their feed. I also give the shells from the eggs we use back to them, crunched up a bit. If you have to many eggs, boil them and chop them up, feed them back to them, protien and calcium.
     
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  3. rbum

    rbum Chirping

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    Thank you I will do that.
     
  4. firestomp

    firestomp Chirping

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    just seen a thing on here about food grade Diatomaceous Earth as a great calcium boost. here is the person that posted it. In alerts, it's under shell less egg https://www.backyardchickens.com/members/ronott1.84712/
     

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