interesting egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bkbuz1987, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2008
    My young Ameraucana layed this today. Smooth tiffany blue on one half sand paper ruff darker blue on other half. My flock is on the last day of Terramycin because of mystery illnness that killed one bird and made another close to death before treatment. They are also getting electrolytes and have had a breakfast of yogurt bread mash for a few days.

    What do you think and have you had an egg that felt like sand paper before?

  2. OUCH! I've seen some that are bumpy/rough on the outside, but not quite sandpaper...
  3. bkbuz1987

    bkbuz1987 In the Brooder

    Aug 29, 2008
    No one has had ruff sandpaper like shells? Hmmm [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  4. schmije

    schmije Songster

    Aug 25, 2008
    Peoria, IL
    We get sandpaper shells every once in a while. Usually the 'sandpaper' part is much more pronounced on one end of the egg. We've always written it off to the chicken eating something out of the ordinary. It typically happens once or twice, and then the chicken goes back to normal. I'm not aware of it being a problem, but I always feel sorry for the girl who laid it! LOL!
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    All I know about them is they taste as good as the rest [​IMG]
  6. i have gotten the sandpaper shell. It mainly happens in new layers. It's like everything doesn't get sprayed on smoothly. i've also had it happen at times with hens who have been laying a while.

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