Lack of Egg Pigment

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by codechicken1, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. codechicken1

    codechicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Two days in a row I have got an egg, white in color and lots of bumps, size is good.
    All my birds are brown layers.
    Having abnormal eggs is not uncommon to me, but thought I would ask.
    Other chickens and eggs are normal.
    Is something wrong with the Chicken or is it just a phase?
    All are acting ok.
    Thanks

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  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    correct me if im wrong, but that looks like excess calcium. how thin is the shell?
     
  3. codechicken1

    codechicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I didnt crack open but it seems as thick as the other brown eggs.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Eggshells like that could be caused either by a defective shell gland, incorrect feeding (too much calcium) or stress. Stress also causes lack of pigmentation on eggshells and in some cases other egg abnormalities, so I think that may be the cause here.
     

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