Thin shelled egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by calemama, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. calemama

    calemama In the Brooder

    Jul 27, 2014
    One of my hens, haven't determined who, is laying a thin shelled egg. there's been at least four or five. Everyone else's shells are fine. Wondering if it can be related to two of them getting their tail feathers ripped out by a dog coming onto the property. They are making new feathers.
  2. Messipaw

    Messipaw Songster

    Apr 3, 2013
    Most definitely stress can play a huge part of egg laying and issues. You can offer oyster shells to them or their own egg shells smashed up. They will only eat what they need. I would also give them a little extra protein to kick start the feather growth. A scrambled egg or meal worms are a proven favorite by me. Hope this helps.
  3. mimisus

    mimisus In the Brooder

    Jul 6, 2013
    Did your girł(s) start laying normal again? One of mine consistently lays thin shelled, only one, of 16, so diet doesn't seem to be a problem. It's one of two girls, that much I know, and neither are bullied or unhealthy in general. Just curious if your problem resolved? Hope to hear from you, thanks!

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