Thin Shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by vigario, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. vigario

    vigario Out Of The Brooder

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    I have numerous hens, but a couple of my eggs have extremely thin shells. They break when other hens set on them or if I try to clean them off. The hens have "all they can eat" oyster shells. Could this be a result of age? Bought some at an auction so I don't know how old they are.

    Thanks for your help.

    Mark
     
  2. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    how long have you had them since the auction?
    It could be a couple things such as lack of calcium or lack of vitamins to absorb the calcium.
    Can't \ remember the vitamin but think its D? I'm sure someone will correct me :D
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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