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I have 5 australorp hens and a roo in a tractor for fertile collection. Recently 1 is laying eggs with light brown specks on the outside of the egg. These "barnacles" easily scrape off with fingernail but I've never seen this. Anybody else?

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post #2 of 5
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Hope this uploads

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post #3 of 5
Nothing to worry about, sometimes oddities like extra calcium build up on the shell happen... It usually corrects itself, unless it's a genetic issue with the bird...
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Thanks. Never seen that. Have about 80 and only been at it for 6 years so still kinda green

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Originally Posted by Romoshka View Post

Thanks. Never seen that. Have about 80 and only been at it for 6 years so still kinda green

I guess you have just been lucky smile.png I have about 100 birds total and I get a few like this every so often, usually on new layers or after they take a break from laying..

I suspect the breed might very well play into how often it might pop up, there are obviously better laying breeds then others...
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