eggs with "warts" on one end

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Sandrachx, May 16, 2019 at 4:03 PM.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Songster

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    i have been getting quite a few eggs with "warts" on the end of their shells. any idea what that might be caused by? age? my girls are age 3+ and i'm thinking that may be issue. inside is typical egg - egg white and yolk. just the outside with all the bumps.
     
  2. Henriettamom919

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    It's usually excess calcium.

    One of my girls isn't great at self regulating her intake of oyster shell and when offered, a day or two later, she has little rust colored bumps at the top or bottom of her eggs. If you soak them in warm water for a few minutes you can usually scrape them off with a fingernail.
     
  3. Henriettamom919

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    I stole this from a Bing search result blurb:

    Calcium deposits typically take the form of bumpiness on an egg shell, with a feel like rough sandpaper. Sometimes calcium deposits are grainy and soft, and can be scraped off with a fingernail, while other times the calcium deposits are hard. In the latter case, chipping off the extra calcium usually weakens the shell in that spot.
     
  4. aart

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    Post a pic?
    Any change in feeds, treats, calcium supplements lately?
     

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