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A win & a question 
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Post A win & a question
Hi all

Recently one our chooks laid an egg which was shell less and then another with a very thin shell both were white in colour which was strange as they usually lay brown eggs.

Thanks to the info on this forum I was off to the local rural centre for some calcium. I was advised to put 1 teaspoon of calcium with 5 teaspoons of layer mash, mix to a crumbly mixture and serve as a separate treat which they love. It's gone in a few minutes.

The results were almost immediate, the next morning the egg was showing a definitely thicker shell on the first day and today the shell seemed about the same or a touch thicker.

The questions are.

The egg is still white at the moment, should this be a worry or not?

If the egg stays at this level of thickness which is thin compared to a normal can I increase the calcium dosage or should I look at other things like what they are being fed?

I also noticed at the feed store they were selling "shell grit" which was white in colour compared to the bag of grit I had previously bought which is grey in colour. Is there a difference maybe I have purchased the wrong type.

All advice greatly appreciated.

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Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:50 pm
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Post Re: A win & a question
The shell grit I purchased is mostly white with some grey through it. Suppose it depends on the source of the shells.

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Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:45 pm
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Post Re: A win & a question
I wouldn't increase the dose of calcium because excess calcium produces its own problems. But do give it on a regular basis. Not sure of the frequency though. The brown colour is laid over the white shell so I would not worry too much about the colour.

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Post Re: A win & a question
Hi all

Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

Cheers

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Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:01 pm
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Post Re: A win & a question
Thats interesting that you have been having that issue lately Ric as we also have been havinga few very thin shells and even an shell less egg - will get try getting some calcum into my girls as well..

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