Body Checked Torpedo?

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

  1. tandykins

    tandykins Songster

    May 14, 2014
    Gunning, NSW
    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.


    Ideas? Comments?

    (EDIT: Herp! Forgot to attach the picture!)
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014

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