am getting eggs with pretty much no shell

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karlooben

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am getting eggs with pretty much no shell
« on: November 21, 2008, 20:42 »
i have  noticed that 3 times this week i have had a few eggs that have basically not had a shell an there has been yukky egg an very very soft egg shell laying around , is it poss that one bird only is laying these eggs i could not say what bird it is and what is the best way to deal with it .
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 20:48 »
Have they got grit & oyster shell down all the time Looby?

They are ex-bats :?

Sarah :)

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karlooben

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 21:02 »
they dont have it down all the time ,i give it to them about 3 times a week mixed in  with thier feed .

am hoping to be able to get out there tomorw and sort this kinda thing out as i have been so busy laterly and i have managed to find old dog feed bowls which will come in handy for this sort of thing .

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 21:02 »
I was having this problem last week. What I did was no corn at all and just fed layer pellets all week, I also put a separate bowl out with crushed up baked shells and oyster grit in 2 sizes!
So far so good. I think one of them just liked the corn better and wasn't eating enough of everything else, maybe?
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 21:10 »
could be but i dont remember giving them much corn over the past week or so  but who knows what each  bird eats the most of any of the food  unles your able to stand there an watch them.
they have all just had colds recently an some do still sound a bit yukky maybe that could not be helping .

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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 21:40 »
Are they recovering ok from the colds ?

It may a better idea to give them the oyster grit all the time separately so they can help themselves. Some people put it in a flowerpot.

I know Aunt Sally often recommends limestone flour.

Rob 8)

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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 22:06 »
yes they are rob . al are pretty much happy an eating well  every so often a few go down and a bit miseralbe but they soon pick but the weather we are meant to be getting this weekend is worrying me a bit i hope it dont set of any more colds.

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 16:48 »
I came on to ask about this very same problem.  My chooks have grit all the time but I have been feeding about one ounce of corn and oats each day.  I don't know which hen it is but eggs are laid with no shell and just a listtle rubbery shell coloured thing on top

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008, 16:53 »
Hi lindsays.

Welcome in.

Are you giving them grit on its own or with oyster shell in ?

Do they have layers pellets/mash all the time too ?

Rob 8)

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008, 16:55 »
hi lindsay

welcome to the site , mine have stopped laying dodgy eggs an so far all eggs have been perfect since the no shell ones  i wish  knew what bird was doing this but doubt i will never know.

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2008, 17:00 »
We had a softy yesterday and a partially thin-shelled one today. Again, no idea which one laid it but it happens.

If it happens a lot then it could be something amiss. Every now and then seems to be the norm.

Can be caused by heat stress, sudden noise, surprises, bullying, worrying about where the next worm is coming from, the price of peas in tescos, etc.

Rob 8)

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2008, 17:03 »
Can be caused by heat stress, sudden noise, surprises, bullying, worrying about where the next worm is coming from, the price of peas in tescos, etc.
 :lol:  :lol:  rob

i thought it mite of been the worry of the price of chicken going up  hehehehehehe :lol:  i just had to put that .

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poultrygeist

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2008, 17:20 »
They're probably striking over the plight of battery hens still in captivity.  :wink:

Do the planes bother them there ? Or are you not on the flight path ?

Rob 8)

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karlooben

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2008, 17:27 »
the flight path is about 3/4 mile away , in really bad weather they can fly down very low over our houses an that can be scary for us  but nah they dont bother about them at all.

i ues to keep the horses next to one of the main flight path an man that was hell when concorde used to go over even the horses shock  :lol:

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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2008, 17:51 »
I grew up in Hanworth, and we used to get them taking off over the house when the wind was blowing the right way.

But me and my brother were both plane spotters, so we didn't object ! :D

All we get here are fighters practising dogfights.

Rob 8)



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