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egg question from a new chicken owner

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lcammack, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. lcammack

    lcammack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Hi BYCers! Just a quick question, what causes a bunch of hard bumps on one end of an egg? Also is this bad for the chicken?
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    Forest Grove, OR
    They are most likely calcium deposits. You'll probably find them sometimes and other times not. A couple of mine lay eggs with them and they are okay. Somewhere, there is a great link that says what causes all those little abnormalities...

    The reason the eggs you buy in the store all look uniformly shaped and smooth is that they take out all the other ones which are then dried and added to baking mixes etc.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  4. lcammack

    lcammack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Thanks guys, sounds like it is just because our girls are new layers! Yeah!

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