thin egg shells

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  1. eggz4sale

    eggz4sale Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of my eggs have very thin shells and sometimes are broken in the nest or break when I wash them. I feed laying pellets and occasionally, bread or table scraps, which they love. I also give them oyster shell. Is there something else I should do?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    you could try giving polyvisol enfamil (three drops in beak once a day for a week) ... this is childrens liquid vit A-B-D supplement and D3 deficiency is often associated with thin eggshells .
    (calcium absorption is not dependent solely on the amount of calcium they consume but is dependent on the correct ratio of calcium to phosphorus ratios and vit D)
     
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  3. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Overrun with Buckeyes

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    Peace,
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  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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