On 6/13/05, Robin P. wrote:
> I don't think you're doing anything wrong,per se,but you
> should give her more of a break.It takes about 6 months or
> more for their systems to get back in breeding-fitness,so you
> ought to take the nest,give her that much of a break,and keep
> up with the calcium the entire time.There could be something
> else wrong with her,she may not be able to lay properly.I had
> a tiel that always laid rubbery eggs,after 4 tries in 3 years
> I gave up and retired her.She was an older bird as well,that
> makes a difference too,too old or too young,bad eggs.
Robin is right that there is a period of recouperation for a
hen to return to normal.
Another thing with calcium, and the body's ability to absorb
it, is that calcium requires Vitamin D along with Magnesium and
Phosphorus to allow the system to benefit from it. Without
sunlight or a full spectrum light, calcium will pass from the
body before it is absorbed.
That's one reason I find liquid calcium to work more
Hope she comes around before she starts to lay again.