Eggs with white rings

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CricketFarm, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. CricketFarm

    CricketFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there
    One of my hens will lay eggs like this a few times a week. What causes it?
    Shes a year and a half and a black copper marans. [​IMG]
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Excess calcium deposit..... or funky spray coating.
    Is the white on top of brown coating?
    Has she always laid like that?
     
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  3. CricketFarm

    CricketFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it is, you can scrub it off. Sometimes its evenly over the whole egg and sometimes pink or purple. I dont know shes a rescue hen.
     
  4. susyquza

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    Yes I have this with my Isa Browns as well. We are experiencing a very hot March and that may be an issue. Does anyone know why this happens?
     
  5. BluesLadies

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    I had this happen when mine went from free ranging an acre to a 300 sq ft run. She laid one egg that had a rough splotchy white crust on it then has been fine ever since.
     
  6. susyquza

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    This is the second time it has happened and both times the egg as just on the floor of the run. It was as if she had tried to lay it , given up and gone out to peck and played it there. Odd really! This girl lays huge eggs 91 grams . I ate the ringed one and it seemed fine.......yes I still feel fine :) .
     
  7. CricketFarm

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    Vet said this happens when the egg stays in one part of the egg duct for too long , like the chicken cannot find a nest or is stressed or snow happens etc
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Really?!?!
    Not sure the snow could precipitate that kind of egg, but who knows.
    Something funky going on in her egg machine.
    Is she still laying them like that all the time?
     

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