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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Dapper Duck
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Our Araucana who recently starting laying eggs. So far she laid 8 quality eggs.

Today, noticed her doing watery poo and looking very uncomfortable. Then in less than 10 mins she laid an egg without shell in middle of backyard. She is looking a lot relieved after that.

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Is this normal? Should we need to add something extra in diet? These hens are on red hen mix grain.


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Strange eggs are not unusual with 'learner layers' If this is a once off, it is nothing to worry about.

Which Red Hen grain is she being fed - Free Range Layer, Layer or Scratch?


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Thanks Sue, it's Free Range Layer.


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They are enjoying free range time :)


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please don't laugh as i don't know what your weather has been like, but my sister lives in gippsland and she says its been hot??


when its hot the bird pants. this changes the pH balance in teh blood, if it is very hot. this change in the pH balance can change the levels of calcium available to the chicken for her eggs

this can lead to soft shelled eggs.


it is often "cured" when the weather returns to more normal temperatures.

possible remedies when it is hot----do what you can to keep your birds cool


fascinatingly the eggs with out a shell if you can pick them up an move and put in an airy place dehdyrate to liek a concentrated egg..........which doggies love to eat!!

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