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 Post subject: Softshell Issues
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:33 pm 
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Hi,

I have 6 hens, three that are approximately 1 year old, a 2 year old and 7 month old chicks, which are my own hatchlings. One of my hens and I think its one of 1 year olds lays soft shelled eggs, consistently. I think I have only ever gotten about half a dozen viable eggs out of her. All the other hens (including the newest ones) lay nice hard shelled eggs, so I am confident that its not dietary because they all eat the same and they are free range. I am not even sure which hen is the soft shelled layer, but does that mean its a health issue with that one hen?

I have read about adding shell grit to their diet would that help?

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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:12 pm 
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Yes will stop it and mix the grit with the layer mash ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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Mix it with a lay mash that has some molasses in it works perfectly then [smilie=sorry.gif]


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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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I also mix it in treats like fresh lawn clippings, they love that


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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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Lucy wrote:
I also mix it in treats like fresh lawn clippings, they love that

How offten do you give em lawn clippings?


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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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Hey yvonne I would stay away from them can be bad

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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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Yvonne wrote:
Lucy wrote:
I also mix it in treats like fresh lawn clippings, they love that

How offten do you give em lawn clippings?

Yep bad for them :x

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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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Not to be feed to ducks either


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 Post subject: Re: Softshell Issues
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Caboolture_Poultry wrote:
Mix it with a lay mash that has some molasses in it works perfectly then [smilie=sorry.gif]

Sweet advice cheers woohoo4


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