thin shelled eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by missmaisie, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. missmaisie

    missmaisie In the Brooder

    Feb 26, 2007
    I have a chicken who has started laying thin shelled and no shelled eggs. It started late last fall after she finished her first moult. She has access to layer pellets, fresh water, grit, and oyster shell. She is not listless, does not cough, her comb is deep red, so don't think it's a respiratory problem. When an egg is laid that is not broken, it is jumbo size and the white is rather watery. She is a hybrid and produced a large brown egg almost daily during her first year of laying. any ideas?
  2. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    Quote:I’ve experience thin shelled eggs with young chickens but not with my older chickens. I make sure they have plenty of calcium in the form of oyster shell, crushed baked egg shells occasionally, the shells and heads of cooked shrimp and green leafy vegetables. I‘ve heard that you can also give them some milk, we feed our chickens lots of steamed rice.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2007
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Try oyster shell free choice. I get mine at the petshop.
    and add apple cider vinegar with the mother ( the stuff at the bottom of the bottle) to the drinking water.
  4. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    You can also add apple cider vinegar to the water to help with the absorbtion of the calcium. Additional Vitmans D3 will also help.

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