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Why does this egg look like this?

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Ant suggestions would be appreciated!
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It appears to be excessive calcium or bloom.  Some hens routinely produce eggs like this and others do so occasionally.  I think it is just a minor glitch in the egg laying process, but watch for any changes in behavior.

 

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It appears to be excessive calcium or bloom.  Some hens routinely produce eggs like this and others do so occasionally.  I think it is just a minor glitch in the egg laying process, but watch for any changes in behavior.

 

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Agreed, and it is also still safe to eat:D

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

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It appears to be excessive calcium or bloom.  Some hens routinely produce eggs like this and others do so occasionally.  I think it is just a minor glitch in the egg laying process, but watch for any changes in behavior.

 

edited to say:  Welcome to BYC.

I agree. It's not uncommon to get eggs like this occasionally, especially from new layers. 

 

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Extra bloom, nothing to worry about.  The bloom keeps bacteria out of the egg.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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Thank you all, I really appreciate it. I do give my hens bread in the winter, wonder if too much but only one hen lays like this.
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Ant suggestions would be appreciated!

Does it feel kind of course powdery? One of my RIR hens have been laying such egg since the very beginning.
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Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
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