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Anyone Know Why This Happens? (pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Patchesnposies, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    One of my Easter Egger's has started to lay eggs that have these hard nodules on them.

    This is what they look like:
    I am sure that they are related to too much or too little of something. She is just about a year old and lays big beautiful eggs consistently.

    Can anyone tell me what, if anything, I should do?


  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
  3. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a build up of calcium deposits.
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Calcium build up
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  5. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Quote:Wow! What a great link. I bookmarked it so I'll be ready when my hens start laying.
  6. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 26, 2008
    NW IL Fiber Enabler
    cosmetic only. cut back on the calcium in their mash.

    or it could be that something upset the hen. A change in her environment? Predators? Is there enough laying boxes for all the hends?
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2009
  7. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    I have an EE's that lays an egg with calcium deposits on it like that too, fairly regularly. From some of the posts I'm seeing, it seems that EE's are more prone to lay eggs like this. [​IMG]

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