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  • Joined Apr 2010
chicken eggs not forming right
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:56:04 pm »
my chickens have been layin fine for 2 years now but 6 of them over the last few weeks their eggs have grown weeker and weeker and now are turning out like their first eggs they are free range but share the 3 acres + (being chickens they just wonder) with  2 horses, 1 pig and 3 sheep what should i do 



  • Joined Apr 2009
  • Dollar, Clacks, Scotland
Re: chicken eggs not forming right
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010, 10:04:49 pm »
Add some oyster shell grit to the layers mash and mix it with water.  Any type of grit really does.  But I use the oyster shell. 
Good Luck Helen


  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: chicken eggs not forming right
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 12:15:06 am »
Are they going into their moult.  If so the shells will often get quite weak, and even some soft shells, then off lay a bit, then more poor shells then hopefully back to normal.  But watch that they dont develop any egg eating habits >:(

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  • Joined May 2010
Re: chicken eggs not forming right
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 06:53:43 am »
I get that sometimes i just cook some egg shells for 20 mins crush them up and give it to my hens it seems to do the trick.

Castle Farm

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Hereford/Powys Border. near Hay-on-Wye
    • castlefarmeggs
Re: chicken eggs not forming right
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 07:56:42 am »
Usually a sign of low calcium level, so within reason feed more calcium.

Other than giving them grit, which they may not take or transfer to the shell or feather production, give them a porrage made with milk or water and milk mix in the drinker for a few days just to give them a boost.
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  • Joined Apr 2010
Re: chicken eggs not forming right
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 10:26:15 pm »
Thanks for ya help i will folloow your advise  ;D


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