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Re: laying eggs

Posted by Deborah on March 16, 2012 at 19:03:05:

In Reply to: laying eggs posted by Sharon on March 16, 2012 at 15:24:45:

It's certainly a normal thing to have happen, but you probably want to try to figure out what triggered her to start laying. I have never dealt with this, but the general suggestions I've heard are to make sure she's getting 12 hours of darkness and remove anything that she's using as a nest, especially if it's new. I've also heard the advice to either leave the eggs until she loses interest or replace them with dummies. Otherwise she may keep laying and laying and risk egg binding or calcium depletion. If she'll chew on a cuttlebone, now is probably a good time to give her one, for the extra calcium.

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