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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by allyoop, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. allyoop

    allyoop New Egg

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    Thank you for accepting me to the group. It is nice to have a place to ask for help or share successes. I cracked open one of my eggs and found something that slightly concerned me. I see on other posts that they are calcium deposits on the exterior of the egg, but i found them inside the egg. I wasn't sure if this was a problem or should I be adding or subtracting something from their intake of food. They eat exclusively organic layer food, sunflower seeds, mealworms and they are total free range.
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  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    I wouldn't be concerned. Sometimes there is a glitch in the production line, causing a deposit in the egg. I'd just scoop it out and use the egg.
     
  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I agree. In New layers many strange things can happen. Look up egg laying anatomy. It's a wonder it works as well as it does. GC
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Improbable, but not impossible...have seen it posted before.
    Did you touch the white stuff .....is it hard and 'sandy' like a calcium deposit?
    How old are your birds?
     
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  5. allyoop

    allyoop New Egg

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    The chickens are two years old and I did touch it and it was hard like a calcium deposit.
     
  6. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it unless it is happening often, or her laying frequencies change, as long as the hen looks and act's healthy. GC
     

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