Calcium deposits on eggs from one layer

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by OldMcContri, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. OldMcContri

    OldMcContri Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I be concerned about calcium deposits from one of my layers.
     
  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know the official response on this one, but I can tell you that one out of my eight hens consistently leaves a calcium deposit on her egg every day, and has done so since Day 1.

    She is a fantastic layer - her eggs are averaging around 75 grams, occasionally up to 79 grams, and she lays every day. She appears to be in excellent health: She is vigorous and sociable, has lovely feathers, a healthy appetite and no lice or mites to speak of.

    As long as your girl seems healthy in all other ways I would not be concerned.

    - Krista
     
  3. OldMcContri

    OldMcContri Out Of The Brooder

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    All 5 of my girls are very healthy and get fruits, veggies, scrambled eggs and organic layer feed along with supplemental calcium, and she lays every day right now for being 1st year layer. The shells just feel gritty and you can see the calcium deposits kinda
     
  4. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure she is fine [​IMG]

    It sounds like you are doing everything right, and she is being a consistent layer so I really wouldn't be concerned.

    There are always some shell variations between birds, and this might just be hers.


    - Krista
     

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