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Eggs Without Shell

papasgirlspapasgirls Junior Member
edited December 2009 in Producers and Vets
Two of our eight sexlink hens and laying eggs without shells. Not all the time, but occasionally. Anyone know what to do for this? Help !!!
Thank you in advance
papasgirls in Maine


  • scruffyscruffy Member
    edited October 2009
    It might be linked to a lack of calcium in their diet. are they eating layers pellets with additional grit? Could try giving them poultry spice or vermex pellets (not the worming ones, but the improve general health ones) to give them a 'boost'.:D
  • CameronCameron Junior Member
    edited October 2009
    What has your weather been like.If its been raining or very cold that can cause soft shell eggs only to a few hens. Plus chuck aload of grit down and let them pick at it hope this helps:D
  • wattsonwattson Junior Member
    edited December 2009
    Normally it's because of a lack of calcium, and also young hens are more likely to do it until they are used to laying for a while. Provide them layer mix or mash, and also oyster shell to ensure enough calcium is present in their diet to produce enough eggshell.
  • jsrajajsraja Junior Member
    edited December 2009
    its because of any deficiency in their diets and also because of any climatic changes may cause.
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