extra bits on my outer egg shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joejoe2312, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. joejoe2312

    joejoe2312 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi all,[​IMG]
    it was just to ask as im new to chickens,, i have 2 little girls. 1's a silver laced wyanette & this is the one who lays the eggs with the extra bits on the outer shell, they do just rub off with my finger nail, however I was just wondering if is normal? my other girl is an EE and her eggs are smooth,
    thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I have couple hens that leave a few of those.
     
  3. joejoe2312

    joejoe2312 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh so it is quite normal then?
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  4. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Orps do that once in a while... no biggie.
     
  5. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is common. I am not sure why it happens, but it seems common. Seems like I always have one in the flock that does that.
     
  6. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Barreds seems like every other egg has specks of oyster shell bumps on the eggshell.
     
  7. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my D'Uccles do that - my son calls them 'barnacles'. Yeah, I don't see any problem with them.

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  8. Nonny

    Nonny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Black Australorp hybrids lays eggs with those raised specks on them. I just figure it's jut one her foibles. The eggs are perfectly fine otherwise.
     
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