New Egg Layer Egg Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RingAroundTheRosie, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. RingAroundTheRosie

    RingAroundTheRosie Chirping

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    Our group of 5 months old are slowly becoming Non freeloaders. Tonight we were surprised with two eggs in the nesting box. Yesterday I noticed two of the 18 were singing the egg song, so was crossing my fingers I was not off in that regard. The two singing were 1 JG and 1 ISA Brown. One egg, however is heavily speckled in white. What would cause this, or is it a normal thing to happen on their first egg? I have read that a lot of people see this w their ISA Browns, so am guessing it's the one she laid, but my curiosity is peaked.
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That appeats to be a heavy coating of bloom...the natural, protective coating on every egg
     
  3. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land Premium Member

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    Ditto x 2 they should clear up what are you feeding them please ?
     
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    Ok thanks so much!

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    They have always been on a Non GMO Feed from a local company. They get veggies like carrots and cabbage and such as well as kitchen scraps or suitable leftovers.
     
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    penny1960 Going back to La La Land Premium Member

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    see what they look like next time they lay
     
  6. RingAroundTheRosie

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    We caught the ISA brown in the act around 10:30 this morning, so she is def one of the layers. This one was also speckled in regards to the bloom. We weighed this one at it came in at 61g which surprised me. It was 3 grams heavier then the store bought ones I have in the fridge, but just slightly smaller. Egg 3.jpg
     
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    Which still has bloom not quite as much do you offer oyster shell?
     
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    I have not been, as I was told not to offer it until they actually start laying. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? lol
     
  9. Frazzemrat1

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    as dark as your first couple of eggs are, I'd guess those were our welsummers...
     
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  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Your fine. New layers who dont have supplemenal calcium draw from the calcium in their bodies. Layer feed is more of a concern han oyster shell with regatds to waiting because the calcium is in the feed...oyster shell van be available any time as only birds who need it consume it. Non laying birds may give it an investigative peck or two but they don't consume it like a laying bird does. I have oyster shell out at all times, even when I have young birds or chicks.

    That being said, bloom level is not really a function of calcium intake
     
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