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Discoloration and sandpaper eggshell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by French Cat, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. French Cat

    French Cat New Egg

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    My Ameraucana is laying an egg with discoloration on one side. The shell is also rough at the same place. It's hard but week if I press gently on it, it will break. Any Idea what can be the cause?[​IMG]

    I have 10 other hens and they lay nice eggs.

    Thank you for your help[​IMG]
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  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An oops with the calcium in the egg making process. Is she a new layer or did she just start back up? Either way it is nothing to worry about.
     
  3. French Cat

    French Cat New Egg

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    She started laying last fall and the eggshell "problem" started suddenly a few weeks ago.
    Hopefully it will go back to normal.
     
  4. slatts

    slatts Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty new at this, but I see the occasional calcium bump on most of my eggs. Your pic shows a little more than what I see, but not sure that you have any cause for concern. I'd only be concerned if you had a hard time cracking it!!! ha.
     
  5. French Cat

    French Cat New Egg

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    Ha thank you I am reassured. I am new it's my first year with my chicken and I am always worry with any change. There is always a new ''challenge of the week'' happening with my coop or hen. I'm learning a lot!
     

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