Grit or pieces of shell inside eggs

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  1. megs egg

    megs egg New Egg

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    One of my girls has been laying eggs with grit or maybe pieces of eggs inside. Has anyone experienced this and maybe know what causes this?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! From what you have described I would say your hen is laying eggs with calcium deposits on them. Here is a great article ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    #8 covers calcium deposits.

    Be sure to ask any more questions that you may have, everyone here to help.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
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  3. megs egg

    megs egg New Egg

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    Thank you for the help
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome!

    Is the grit or shell on the INDISE of her egg or on the outer shell?
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Oops! My mistake :smack me for not reading right! Could you post a pic? Are they like pieces of blood?
     
  6. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    i'm new too, I may have read it wrong.

    I'm jump around and try to read as much as possible so I can learn, in case I run into any problems.

    I love this site!
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No I read it wrong :oops: My mistake and I should know better, been here nearly 2 years!
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. kmccain14

    kmccain14 New Egg

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    I have the same issue - egg shell inside the white of the egg - not fun to bite into! The outside has the calcification spots, which I don't mind, but this is a bummer coming from my most reliable (and oldest - 4ish) hen.

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