Body Checked Torpedo?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tandykins, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. tandykins

    tandykins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the interest of learning more about my chickens I'm wondering about an egg I got today. This is from Lucy, my 3 year old Australorp. She lays sizable torpedos fairly often (probably a few times a week) but this is the first one I've gotten with a nobbly bit on the end of it. Is this what is considered a body checked egg? And would it be because of her age? I know that the white speckles are likely from excess calcium - it appears to happen for a few days after I offer them crushed eggshells so I think that I might be giving them too much at once.

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    Ideas? Comments?

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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014

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