Little pellets covering egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jackpinesavage, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. jackpinesavage

    jackpinesavage New Egg

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    My flock just started laying again after molting. Picking eggs this morning one of them was covered in little pellets about the size and shape of breadmaking yeast, they are the same brown color as the egg. A quick Google search didn't come up with anything. Just wondering if this is normal or a sign of infection or worms?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  3. GardenTillers44

    GardenTillers44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a Partridge Plymouth Rock start laying three weeks ago after a molt-induced hiatus. The first egg she laid was like that with little raised granules on the egg. I checked it out with a magnifier and it appeared as Ridgerunner suggested, like some excess of calcium that occured in the formation of the egg, perhaps due to the long layoff? Subsequent eggs have been normal and it was just as tasty as usual.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I have seen that on occasion from various birds......
    ........and have one bird that consistently has them on her eggs.
     
  5. JaredCrue

    JaredCrue Out Of The Brooder

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