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new texture on shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Deanna, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Deanna

    Deanna Hatching

    Jul 12, 2009
    We have 25 ISA Browns that are very good egg producers. We are located in Michigan and it is now winter. They have an enclosed coop, a light on a timer, layer mash, crushed oyster shells and an adequate water supply. They seem to have a good routine and don't appreciate having it interrupted. They are very vocal and let us know. We get between 22 and 24 eggs daily so we are ok with that. What we are noticing now is that the eggs no longer have that smooth shiny finish on the shells. They have a rough texture and are not the same deep brown color they were in the summer. Sometimes one or two of them are actually white. We have tomatoes, zucchini, etc in the freezer to give them as supplemental feed. Also give them leftovers from the fridge. We try to follow the food guideline posted by others on this site. No potato peels, etc. What is the problem with the egg shell texture? Are they missing something in their environment or feed?

  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Sometimes eggs are like that. No idea why, they just are. Not a problem as far as I know.
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    Quote:He's right it just appears sometimes, doesn't mean there is cause for alarm.

  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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