Curious to what this is on this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenCop, May 12, 2008.

  1. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Songster

    I found this in the hen house today...some type of red ring around it, its raised so to say. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Looks to me like calcium deposits. Nothing to worry about really. Is it from a new layer!?
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Mine get that occasionally as well.
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    Curious to what this is on this egg?

    A shell! There's a shell on that egg! [​IMG]

    It's just extra shell and decoration the hen added to make it unique. Nothing to worry about. It's what happens when the hen has good calcium access and decides to get creative. LOL

    Last edited: May 12, 2008
  5. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    South Dakota
    I have an EE that is notorious for doing that, she puts big clumps of calcium all over her eggs [​IMG] Apparently she likes to load up on the oyster shells, lol!
  6. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Songster

    Thanks for the info folks...I was a bit concerned but i guess the oyster shells are working!
  7. Jashdon

    Jashdon Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Snohomish, WA
    Its definitely better than the opposite, thin shells that crack when you look at them.
  8. bird_brain_scientist

    bird_brain_scientist In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2011
    I landed on this thread when searching for info concerning calcium clumps on my EE's shell. BrahmaMama, I was interested to find that another EE owner had the same pattern. It isn't a problem with too much calcium in this case, though, because her shells are often paper thin in spite of the clumping, which I have only recently gotten around to addressing by offering free choice oyster shells. I think there is just something wrong with her egg-making system. About a year old.
  9. Mattemma

    Mattemma Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    One of my EE's gives me eggs with a sandy deposit on it or bumpies.[​IMG]
  10. bird_brain_scientist

    bird_brain_scientist In the Brooder

    Mar 5, 2011
    Fascinating! Thanks for the picture. That's exactly what mine look like. It can't be an accident that the three cases posted here are all from EE hens.

    Has anyone seen these kind of bumps on an egg from a breed other than EE?

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