Hi am new to chicken keeping but am really enjoying it !!
I have 3 hens and yes they're all named and as if by magic on Friday the day of the Royal Wedding I was presented with 2 eggs! I also get a soft shelled egg everyday,today it is completely egg shaped so am i on the way to a fully formed hard egg?
My chickens have access to grit every day,they run around in the garden and we feed them chicken pellet food too. I also think that only 2 out the 3 hens are laying as one should be laying blue eggs!
Any advice would be gratefully received
Hi Sarah & welcome to the forum......it's fun & informative here as well as very friendly.
I suspect that all three of your chickens are laying as it is extremely unusual for a hen to lay 2 eggs a day ( & certainly not daily). I think the soft shelled eggs are laid by the girl who is supposed to lay blue tinted eggs.
Try to buy a bag of crushed oyster shell or feed the shells of your used eggs back to the hens to give them a little more help in the first few weeks.
Good luck with your hens, they are endlessly entertaining to have around.
"The beautiful is as useful as the useful...perhaps more so."
from Les Miserables
I have one hen who will lay a soft shelled egg a couple of times a fortnight whatever I feed her. She has access to oyster shell, grit, she eats layers' pellets as well as a (very) mixed diet. I just think that occasionally this happens. The saving grace is that in the same fortnight she will lay 7 or 8 big brown eggs as well.
What's wrong with the politics of envy, anyway?
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