Brown-egg chickens now one is almost white w/course shell?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pump Hill Peeps, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Pump Hill Peeps

    Pump Hill Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there a deficiency or blockage that now few eggs are almost white with almost calcified shell. noticed a few whitish poops in house too??? Any suggestions?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You didn't state the breed or strain or the hen.

    Regardless, it is likely normal for that hen. I've a black sex link or black rock as they call them in the UK. Her litter mates lay a darker brown egg. She typically lays an egg that is quite pale and oft times rough shelled. It's just the way she processes in her reproduction. BTW, she is very, very fine hen otherwise.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    As a hen gets further along in her laying cycle prior to molt, the eggs tend to become lighter in color-perfectly normal.
     
  4. Pump Hill Peeps

    Pump Hill Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    The chickens are golden comets. we have 9. when do the molt? is it in the spring like ducks would?
     

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