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 Post subject: Shell Issue
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:52 am 
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Been getting a few shell less eggs in the last few days. I have narrowed one layer down to a Marans pullet who started laying in the last week or so. She popped one out in front of me so I know who the main culprit is!
I have upped the bowls of grit and added it to their food containers.
Any suggestions on what else can I do or give them.
I am using a mix of 3 different grades of shell grits, one with extra calcium added, but it all depends on if they eat it.


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 Post subject: Re: Shell Issue
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:58 am 
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I have had a young hen do the same and she never grew out of it

Hope yours does


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 Post subject: Re: Shell Issue
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:00 am 
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Can take months to build up enough and stop the shellless

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 Post subject: Re: Shell Issue
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Cackles wrote:
Can take months to build up enough and stop the shellless

Or sometimes never i_like1


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watson96 wrote:
Cackles wrote:
Can take months to build up enough and stop the shellless

Or sometimes never i_like1

Good point good_post!

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 Post subject: Re: Shell Issue
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watson96 wrote:
Cackles wrote:
Can take months to build up enough and stop the shellless

Or sometimes never i_like1

Which I have had with 2 hens

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 Post subject: Re: Shell Issue
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Nelly wrote:
watson96 wrote:
Cackles wrote:
Can take months to build up enough and stop the shellless

Or sometimes never i_like1

Which I have had with 2 hens

What did you do with them?

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