12 WAYS CALCIUM PREVENTS CRACKED EGG
The following checklist verifies layers receive the calcium they need to maintain high levels of production and eggshell integrity.
The feed nutrient calcium is often associated with eggshell quality problems, which is not surprising considering eggshells contain 94 percent calcium carbonate. A single eggshell weighs about 5-6 grams and at least 2 grams are pure calcium.
A marginal deficiency in calcium will first reduce and then cease ovulation in order to protect a hen’s bone integrity. The immediate result of inadequate calcium intake is a rapid increase in cracked eggs and eggs with very thin eggshells. When such problems occur, part of the evaluation process involves monitoring factors that affect her calcium intake and calcium use. The following 12 nutritional tips can be used to very layers receive the calcium they need to maintain high levels of production and eggshell integrity.