Green Eggs w/Warts

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Barnyard Dawg, May 27, 2008.

  1. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ee chickens lays a green eggs with what looks like warts, I imagine it has something to do with calcium but they are not smooth like all the rest of our eggs, has anyone else experienced this.
     
  2. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes those are just Calcium deposits.
     
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  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    green eggs w/ warts

    Doesn't that just sound like an appetizing breakfast? LOL

    -Kim​
     
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  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got one EE that lays eggs with "warts" - they're usually on the small end, for some reason. I recently ran out of oyster shell, and she layed a couple of eggs without the warts; that clued me in to check the oyster shell dish and sure enough, it was time to fill it! Warts were back within a few days of refilling oyster shell.
     
  5. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    This is commom with pullets until their internal systems fully develop.

    The eggs are fine to eat, and are the ones I keep for my family, and never place in my give away or egg sale cartons....just one of lifes normal imperfections. The hens are living beings, and don't lay perfect eggs time after time.

    Simply use them yourself, and things will improve when the pullets become hens.

    bigzio
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Bigzio, I wish that were true in my case! My girls are hens, not pullets, and the one that lays these eggs has always done it, from her very first egg. I actually DO sell them; my customers thing the occasional "odd" egg is neat! I must have interesting customers! HA! [​IMG]
     
  7. utahmethodist

    utahmethodist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    green eggs w/ warts

    Sounds like a Dr. Seuss book that wouldn't sell very well.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Red

    Red Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Milly lays 'warty' eggs from time to time LOL! But they're fine to eat [​IMG]
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I had some warty looking eggs a while back. My first thought was that must have hurt.

    When taking them back to the house I discovered they were just surface deposits because I could pick and scrape them off with my finger nails and with no visible damage to the egg shell.
     
  10. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should write a book!!! Dr. Seus made a ton of $$$ w/ the green eggs and ham! [​IMG]
     

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