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Bumps on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Monk422, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Monk422

    Monk422 Out Of The Brooder

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    Morning from Sunny Manteca (finally). I just pulled an egg from the coop that looks like it has acne. Our chicken has only been laying now for about a week. This is all new to me, so my question may seem goofy but I am curious what may have caused this? Thanks in advance for any input.
     
  2. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Calcium deposits - it's just a chickens' way of getting rid of excess calcium. As long as it's only from time to time (Abnormal/bumpy egg every month or two is the norm for me) you're fine!
     
  3. Monk422

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    Got 3 eggs today 2 from one hen for sure. Because,......morning egg had acne on top and afternoon egg had acne on bottom. Third egg is second from another hen. So happy I could just,......YES,....I'M EASILY AMUSED. And,...had sunshine all day for the first time in a month. That's just all I have to say.
     
  4. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Australia
    That is very normal. Especially for hens that are new to laying. [​IMG]
     
  5. 149east

    149east Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everybody, I'm new to BYC, though I have been raising chickens for two years (not long to many of you I know!) Just took this pic this morning, my chickens have been on laying holiday during the winter, this would be one of the first eggs 'back'. Is this the excess calcium that some of you have been talking about? Thanks!
     
  6. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes it is
     
  7. TacomaFarms

    TacomaFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This seems a little extreme compared to what you are talking about... should I be concerned?

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  8. SuziCue

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    My EE is laying eggs like this daily, and has been for a couple weeks. I'm getting a little concerned now that I'm reading it should only be on occasion.

    All of my hens just turned a year old, so I know it's not due to her age. They all get the same feed, and all the other hens' shells are nice and thick, but the EE's are thin and fragile and bumpy. Does this sound like illness or injury, or something I should be treating?

    Thanks for any advice someone can give!
     
  9. photogirlmg

    photogirlmg New Egg

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    My eggs look like Tacoma Farms eggs. Not sure if I need to do something different. They are just over a year old, they get layer feed, scratch and oyster shells. Do I need to be concerned and do anything different?
     
  10. BirdIsTheWurd

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    Mine also looks like the Tacoma Farms egg. My EE lays these almost every time. Sometimes the shells are thin too. She is a year old and has never seemed to get it "right" -- she will lay an egg with a normal shell once in a blue moon.
    My other 4 hens lay perfect eggs (I have another EE who lays beautiful perfectly formed eggs).
    I hope she is ok and also hope she doesn't feel pain laying these bumpy eggs?
     

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