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Help....please x

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Limeflower, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Limeflower

    Limeflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have had my beautiful girls for 2 months now. We have been blessed to have four eggs everyday, two days ago we only had three, yesterday back to four. Today four again, but one with a brown staining and little hard pimples. Should I be worried? What is it?
    Most grateful for any advice.
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  2. coppertop2014

    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they calcium deposits??
     
  3. coppertop2014

    coppertop2014 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try giving them less oyster shells.
     
  4. Limeflower

    Limeflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thank you. They are totally free range so I was worried that she had eaten something she should not have. Still new to this, but love them x
     
  5. pdirt

    pdirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes our chickens lay weird eggs. I suppose a real chicken expert might have a better answer, but from what I've read, this is not uncommon. If they are eating too much calcium, they might get spots like that.

    By "totally free range" do you mean they are not fed any formulated chicken feed and they eat only what they can forage for? Or do you mean, "Totally, yeah, our chickens free range"?
     
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  6. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell from the picture. Are they small little bumps that don't come off? If so, it is a calcium deposit. We have one hen that lays eggs like this all the time. It's when their body can't process the correct calcium to vitamin ratio so the hen is getting rid of excess calcium by putting it onto the shell. Egg shells are made from calcium, so the bumps are just extra egg shell. It's nothing to worry about. As long as only one bird in your flock is laying eggs like this, there is nothing to worry about. It's her body's system, so it probably has nothing to do with the care you give them.

    And if the egg is not how I described, then I'm not exactly sure what the problem is. Hopefully it is what I mentioned above.
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  7. Limeflower

    Limeflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi thank you for your advice. I do give them layers mash and corn. Also treats mealworms etc by Freerange I mean they have the complete run of the garden so can peck and eat everything they quite like dandelions ( not the flowers ) just the leaves. X
     
  8. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you're giving them great care. Great job giving mealworms! The hens will love mealworms!

    Here's a photo of one of our eggs that looks similar to yours.
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  9. Limeflower

    Limeflower Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it does look very similar. Thank you for your advice. Enjoy your week. [​IMG]
     
  10. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a problem. You have a good week too. [​IMG]
     

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