thin shell eggs?!

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Tricky

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thin shell eggs?!
« on: July 17, 2018, 19:53 »
hi all, one of my chickens has over time started laying eggs with thin and brittle shells (not soft shell). what is she missing in her diet? is there a supplement i can give?
thank you.

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grinling

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Re: thin shell eggs?!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 20:34 »
they need access to calcium, most people use oyster shell in a pot. Chickens need access to greens as well.
As chickens get older their shells do get thinner.

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Tricky

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Re: thin shell eggs?!
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2018, 18:11 »
they need access to calcium, most people use oyster shell in a pot. Chickens need access to greens as well.
As chickens get older their shells do get thinner.

thank you for the reply.
yes the girl is getting old now, and they do have a quite a large green area to roam freely. i'll try oyster shells, any idea what sort of shop would sell such a product?

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Re: thin shell eggs?!
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 19:44 »
where do you get your chicken food from? they should also sell other supplements.
do you have an agricultural supplier near you they definitely would.

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Re: thin shell eggs?!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 09:17 »
Pet shops also have it for caged birds.  It is a finer milled product than the poultry one, but my lot seem to prefer it.

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Tricky

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Re: thin shell eggs?!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 18:56 »
thank you all, will keep you posted on any progress.  :)



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