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post #31 of 32 Old 01-12-2013, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by GallopingGuitarist View Post
Hmm, other than the ACV, maybe collecting the eggs every hour, and changing the nest lining (straw, shavings or what ever you use), every time there is a broken egg will help. They could be deficient in something.
Their nest boxes were a little thinly padded so to speak so I got a bunch of hay(I used the bail of thicker crappy hay that the horses don't like) and shavings and re-padded all the boxes. I can only get out there twice a day to collect eggs tho,well today it will be 3 times since I went in the morning and had to leave after only a few minutes because my coworker called that there was a client, so then went back out in a few hours later and now I'll be going back out at about 4-5 to put them in for the night.

Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
A funny note about oyster shell. We have a neighbor that moved down here after a life of city living. He wanted to enjoy the country and he bought some goats and chickens. He needed some calcium for his chickens and someone suggested oyster shells. Several weeks later, his wife was showing me his chickens. The pen was littered with oyster shells. Whole oyster shells. He was used to parrots eating whole cuttle bone and he had no clue that a chicken couldn't use a whole oyster shell. He got quite a bit of teasing around the community about that one.
That is great lol, poor chickens were probably wondering how they were supposed to eat that!

When I went out the first time today there was only one egg, that was around 10am, when I went out at 12:30 there were probably 8, so I'm thinking it wasn't long enough for miss bad chicken to get at them! We'll see how many more there are tonight!
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post #32 of 32 Old 01-12-2013, 03:38 PM
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Hope you get it all worked out. Having an egg eater in the hen house is a pain. We always used straw, until my Dad got his sawmill, then we started using the shavings/sawdust. Works great!

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