Bumpy, pitted, thinner, shell? To worry?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Busynest, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Busynest

    Busynest New Egg

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    This is my first post --so first off thanks for all the great info on these pages. This site has given us great comfort and amusement this last year, our first as a chicken family. We have three Redstars (not quite a year old) super sweet great layers.

    We've had eggs with bumps and through my reading here I haven't been concerned -and may not need to be this time, but the texture is so different and the shell a lot thinner and it's been two days in a row.
    I don't want any surprises.

    No change in behavior or visible health.

    I did recently grind up a bunch of their old egg shells and mix it in to their kitchen leftover treats - I have done this before, but perhaps used more this time. They also get oyster shells sprinkled in their run for scratching for, but I've been out for a few days. They are also out free ranging our backyard for many hours a day.

    The first photo is the two eggs in question next to a normal egg from another girl. The next two are close ups -you can see that there are also pits in the shell as well as bumps.

    In The Chicken Health Handbook there is a mention of "Pimpled Eggs" as a vitamin D excess - what do you think?


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  2. Busynest

    Busynest New Egg

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    Also, I presume these two to be from the same girl. We also got two "normal" eggs both yesterday and today.
     

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