Thin Shells and Eggs in the run

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickieGirl1979, Jul 28, 2016.

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    ChickieGirl1979 Out Of The Brooder

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    We had a normal thicker shelled egg the other day, our first one!! Today I went out and there were 2 eggs in their run. They had rubbery, thin shells. How do I get them to lay thicker shelled eggs and lay them in the nesting boxes??
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It is not unusual to get funky eggs the first month or so of laying.......soft shelled, thin shelled, double yolkers.

    It's always a good idea to have some oyster shells available in a separate feeder to help with calcium needs.......
    .....but, again, thin and/or soft shelled eggs are not unusual at first.. so be patient.

    Put some fake eggs/golf balls in the nests to entice them to lay there.
     
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    Thank you
     

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