What is wrong with this egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by arlenestro, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. arlenestro

    arlenestro New Egg

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    I have one egg from yesterday and one today. The outside of the shell is bumpy (not smooth at all) and the end on both eggs is very thin. I'm not sure how old the hens are, I have 12 that were left behind by the previous owner, we moved in 6 months ago and the hens have doubled in size so i thought they were on the younger side. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they been laying ever since you "inherited" them?
     
  3. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are they eating?
     
  4. arlenestro

    arlenestro New Egg

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    They were not laying when we moved in (i don't think he fed them very often) it took a few weeks for them to all start laying and out of the 12 hens i get 10-11 eggs a day. As for the food I feed them the Purina Layena Pellets and the Purina Scratch Grain every day. I also give them lettuce, fruit and veggies as treats.
     
  5. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure the scratch is 10% or less of there diet. That will encourage them to eat more layer feed so they get the extra calcium.
     
  6. Try about 1/6 cup of non complete feed per hen max per day.That 1/6 cup can consist of scratch, scraps, or a combination. To give you an example.... I have 20 birds currently, they get 3 cups of scratch for all 20 of them. If I give them scraps that day, no scratch.
    The rest of the diet will come from their laying pellets
     
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  7. PS. forgot to mention that this can also be caused by not having fresh water available at all times. Causes the egg to get stalled in the tract and a chance for those deposits to form.
     
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  8. arlenestro

    arlenestro New Egg

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    Thanks for the tips, (they do get fresh water every day but i will make a feed change) hopfully it helps.
     

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