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eggs with shell texture like very rough grit sandpaper - why?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by peacebird, May 11, 2008.

  1. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten two with rough, rough shells in last week. Another hen is laying eggs with a "ripple" sort of pattern on the shell. The ladies appear to be fine, eating well. Ideas?
     
  2. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    I haven't started getting eggs yet I hope someone with more experience can help you!
     
  3. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner"
    lol - love it!
     
  4. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    are they older birds?
     
  5. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is their second year laying....
     
  6. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    usually that happenes to older birds. and a few young ones.
     
  7. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh - and one of my peeps from last year ALWAYS lays huge double yolkers... The eggs are so big that they don't fit in the egg cartons. I guess she's jus an over acheiver.... [​IMG]
     
  8. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    yea I get some supers some time [​IMG]
     
  9. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Quote:Thanks the kids love it too!

    [​IMG]
     
  10. rjwiddows

    rjwiddows New Egg

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    DURING WORLD WAR 11, I WAS YOUNG AND WORKED ON A FARM. WE WERE TOLD THAT THE NAVY AND FEEDING THE SERVICE MEN EGGS WERE SHIPPED AS WHOLE EGGS IN A CARTON. WE WERE TOLD NEVER TO WASH AN EGG BECAUSE IT WASHED OFF THE BLOOM AND THE EGG WOUILD NOT LAST LONG ENOUGH BEFORE IT WAS EATTEN. WE WERE TOLD TO USE A FINE SAND PAPER OVER A SPONG TO CLEAN THEM. I HAVE SEEN MANY PEOPLE RECOMEND USING SAND PAPER BUT NOBODY EVER SAY WHY. IS MY STORY TRUE?
     

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