Here's the chicken question for all my hen experts/friends.
Do you all give your girls added calcium?
I'm not just concerned with the egg shell quality but also with their physical well being as the calcium is depleted from their bodies.
Is the calcium added to their feed enough? If I add another form of calcium to their diet, what is too much?
They're only 7-8 months old so I've been told their calcium level should be optimum right now, but I'm assuming that egg production depletes their system even at this age.
I have been saving our egg shells, letting them dry out, and grinding them up to add to their feed.
Had only one instance of the girls attacking one of their eggs. Occasionally I'll find an egg on the coop floor and yesterday morning, as I walked in they discovered an egg on the floor and ate the whole thing up. If it happens again, I'll have to resort to a different method.
Anyway, can some of you share your knowledge and experience.