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Chicken Pox

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by stestory, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. stestory

    stestory Out Of The Brooder

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    I've not had chickens long (1 year), and they are forever entertaining. This is the latest new thing I've found and I wonder if any one else has seen eggs like this. I am amased at the variety of shapes and colors of eggs they lay, but this is the first with texture. Anyone know why?
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several laying eggs with this sandpaper texture on the eggs. My understanding is it has to do with calcium intake. And is more common with pullets jsut starting to lay (which mine are) Are yours new pullets just starting out?

    This website has lots of helpful info:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/ourbooks/1/egg-quality-handbook/
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] There was extra calcium in the assembly line when that egg was being created. Sometimes a hen will lay all of her eggs like that, and sometimes she will do so only occasionally. One thing for sure - it beats laying soft shelled eggs.
     
  4. stestory

    stestory Out Of The Brooder

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    They are just under a year old. The shells are generally much thicker than store eggs and recently I've had a couple broken eggs which they gobble up before I can clean up. I have five reds and one buff. Egg shapes very widely also from regular to tubular shape.
     
  5. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading that during the winter when they have less free ranging time, they tend to accumulate too much calcium and will then lay eggs with bumps such as this.
     
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  6. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We get those non-skid eggs sometimes, too.

    Chris
     

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