Very thin egg shells

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by seahuntmike, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. seahuntmike

    seahuntmike Out Of The Brooder

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    Having a problem with thin egg shells,even a couple of shellless eggs. I feed them layena crumbles and some table food every now and then. Tried giving them crushed oyster shells but they don't seem to care for it.what can I add to their diet to help this out?
     
  2. cowboyclayt

    cowboyclayt Chillin' With My Peeps

    How,old our your chickens? I had this problem to. Try feeding them egg shells. Preferably not store bought. (Don't give them the egg shell from a store bought egg) The egg shells are high in calcium which is what they need. I don't know why they won't eat the oyster shells. :idunno They will probably grow out of it after a couple weeks. (Assuming they just started laying)
     
  3. seahuntmike

    seahuntmike Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks they are about yr old
     
  4. cowboyclayt

    cowboyclayt Chillin' With My Peeps


    Try the egg shells and see what happens. I have never heard of it happening to older chickens but they definantly need more calcium.
     

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