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Egg with stretch marks? *pic included

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by schatze17, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. schatze17

    schatze17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR/Araucana hen (24 weeks old) usually lays nice brown eggs. For 2 days now, the eggs look like they have stretch marks on them and are spotted. Is that a sign of the shells being too thin? Our chickens get a grower/developer feed (17% protein) because only half are laying right now (all about the same age). Do they need a change in their feed or add oyster shell? Or is it too much calcium/protein?

    Today's egg...

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    For comparison...here's what her eggs normally look like...

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    Thanks!

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  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you wash it yet? it looks like extra bloom.
     
  3. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dont think its a sign that it has a thin shell... but you might want to offer oyster shell in a bowl next to the feeder or something (its not required but it helps alot with shell formation) [​IMG]
     
  4. schatze17

    schatze17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I wash off the egg, it looks like it goes away, but when the egg dries, you can still see the whiteness. The dark parts near the bottom of the egg are like scratches.

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  5. jaimslee4u

    jaimslee4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dunno, my kids tell me we get freckled eggs because we have freckled chickens....
     
  6. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    my marans do it from time to time , i wish i knew why , we call it a smokey egg
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  7. amyrains

    amyrains Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] to cute sounds like something my little ones would say!
     

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