Eggs with lots of bumps

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by belly, Dec 5, 2011.

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    belly Out Of The Brooder

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    What causes these eggs to have lots of bumps all over the egg shell and the brown of the shell to peal off like a bad paint job?
     
  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bumps are probably extra calcium, it happens sometimes. It's nothing bad, just funny looking since we're used to seeing the perfect shells on storebought eggs. (They pull the weird ones out before packaging) I've never seen eggs peel like you describe, but some eggs will lose color if you wash and scrub them.
     
  3. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my D'Uccles lay 'bumpy' eggs. My son says they have 'barnacles' on them - ha. Yeah, they are just calcium deposits, I think.
     
  4. belly

    belly Out Of The Brooder

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    Makes sense I just changed the feed from 16% to 20% layer pellets due to the cold weather thank you for the quick answers I just wanted to make sure my girls are ok
     
  5. chemew

    chemew Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same question. there are only a few with the "barnacles" and they don't seem to flake off too easily. I put out some oyster shell a week ago but it doesn't seem like they touched it too much. Could this be the cause?

    Also, I've seen some of our eggs come out with faded stripes on them - like they were dipping half of their eggs in a darker brown liquid like we used to do for easter.
     

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