Thin shells

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mommaof4hens, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. mommaof4hens

    mommaof4hens New Egg

    Apr 2, 2012
    This is my first time raising hens and all has been great up until the last two weeks. My Plymouth has been laying very thin shelled eggs which usually break. She was my first and most consistent layer and I'm so sad. The other three are fine and laying well. What could it be?
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    This does happen with new layers sometimes. If you're feeding a good layer feed, that should be enough calcium, but maybe you can sprinkle around some crushed oyster shell for your hens to take. That will add even more calcium to their diet, and you'll get stronger egg shells.

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