weak shells, what to do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wildorchid053, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    my new hens are finally starting to lay.. one of the buffs eggs has such thin shells if you touch it to hard it collapses. there is oyster shell available and none of the other hens.. buffs, ee's and silver lace seem to have the thin shells.. any suggestions? will she out grow it or do i need to put calcium in her water?

  2. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    I will be interested to hear what others think but I would not worry too much. As long as they have an adundance of the oyster shell available at all times, I think the shells will harden up as you have said they are new layers. What a pretty flock you have.
  3. chickenray

    chickenray Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2010

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