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Thin shell eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by irf1983, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. irf1983

    irf1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my marans is laying very thin shelled eggs. Sometimes they are just fragile, other times it's like there is no shell at all and its just a gelatinous blob with a thin membrane. As far as I know she has always laid this way. The three other i raised with her from chicks are laying fine. There is plenty of oyster shell available. Any ideas why she is laying this way? Thanks!
     
  2. Jesseschickens

    Jesseschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you feeding layer pellets or crumbles? Try giving yogurt with oat meal in it but not to much or she will get a messy but
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do they access to grit? Grit helps grind up the oystershells.

    It could also be a water issue. Water high in heavy metals or other pollutants can interfer with calcium obsorbation and egg laying.
     
  4. irf1983

    irf1983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feed crumbles. They free range and get all kinds of grit and stone. the color of the shell is often mottled too, don;t know if that makes any difference. thanks!
     

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