Thin eggshells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken.Lytle, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Chicken.Lytle

    Chicken.Lytle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 19, 2010
    Montgomery County, TX
    I am starting to have trouble with thin eggshells from one of my hens. I am attempting to cure it with yummy food since they don't seem very interested in oyster shells.

    Any suggestions?
  2. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    My hens have only been laying a couple of months or less, but their shells are as hard as rocks!

    I have crushed baked eggshells and grannite grit, free choice all the time, I caught one of my girls baling out the eggshells because she only wanted those that had dried yolk on them. [​IMG] But I leave a 8 -10 inch pottery clay bowl out in the run filled up with the stuff and I see them eating it all the time (visible from kitchen window) even when other food is available, so I guess they know how much they need.

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