any ideas with this egg???!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Loretta212, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2011
    Meriden ct
    3 days ago i was given 2 hens the first day i got them they both layed an egg. the one on the left is from day 1. this morning which is day 3 of having them i found the egg on the right in the nesting box. any ideas why it has that white ring around it? ive never seen anything like it
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    This is a result of 2 eggs coming into contact with each other in the shell gland pouch. When this happens normal calcification is interrupted and the first egg retained in the pouch will get an extra layer of calcium, seen as the white band. It was in your hen's case most likely caused by stress from being moved to a new home.
  3. Cotton42

    Cotton42 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2012
    St. Louis, Missouri
    It looks like she's getting ready for Easter. :) Nothing to worry about, just a variation of the norm. I have a Marans that puts tons of bloom on her eggs to the point where they are almost completely white some days.
  4. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    Wow! That is an interesting looking egg. [​IMG]

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