Chalky spots on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ske1806, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. ske1806

    ske1806 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Wyandottes have started to lay eggs with little white chalky spots on them. I recently switched food on them, could that be the cause? I feed them organic all in one pellets and also have Oyster shell available for them free choice. I also treat them with yogurt and cheese now and then. Could it be too much calcium? Is it just a transitional thing?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I've seen this from time to time. Could be the switch in food, could be nothing. Either way it's nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have an EE that lays a pretty blue egg but it is chalky. Hoping it clears up.
     
  4. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my wyandottes is laying eggs like that too! The first one was really speckled but now the speckles are smaller. Here was the first one. Idk what causes it either....they've been eating layer feed for a while now.

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  5. ske1806

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    Thanks guys. Seems like you can sort of wash the flecks off.
     

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