Egg shell quality - guineas?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lutz123, May 12, 2011.

  1. lutz123

    lutz123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got some new eggs to set - guinea, french black copper maran, and brahma. My question is what causes the coating (calcium carbonate?) to spread unevenly on the guinea eggs. The seller assures me they are fine and to set them anyway, so I will trust their experience. I am curious though, as to what might cause it? A couple of the eggs look like they are missing spots of the outermost layer (it's cream & rough underneath?), almost in a mottled pattern across the fat end. Some eggs look like tan paint was dripped on them (no, it's not poo). I'll try to get pictures later if that might help. Could it just be an older hen?

  2. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    Quote:My guinea eggs are chalky this year. I don't recall them being that way, last year. [​IMG]
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Mine have been as well... A little waxy feeling too... Lol. I don't mind... They were developing, so... [​IMG]

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