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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:23 pm 
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Hello!
I am just chasing some advice on the eggs being laid by my Araucana. They feel very rough and are often quite brittle and thin. She is maybe around a year old, she went off the lay for approx. 1 month and has just started laying again. The eggs previously were quite thin, but were still smooth. These are just rough. The girls are fed shell grit and provided with a layer mix and are allowed to free range during the day. Any advice would be great! Not the best photos but hopefully enough to show what I mean!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:19 pm 
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There are a few reasons for this problem have a look here

http://www.alltech.com/sites/default/fi ... poster.pdf

Is the shell grit provided separately or are you adding to their layer mix?
A month off the lay is not long for an Araucana. It may be worth inducing a moult to give her a longer break from laying and a chance to replenish her calcium bank.


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