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Nodule on egg (outer shell)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SpotJL, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. SpotJL

    SpotJL In the Brooder

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    One of our chickens (14 month old Buff Op[VIDEO][/VIDEO]ington) last two eggs laid
    have had a module on the outer shell, see photo.

    Is this something to be concerned about. What is it?[​IMG]
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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Songster

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    No worries. It's just a calcium deposit. They can be quite common and it doesn't affect the egg.
     
  3. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Songster

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    Nothing to worry about....my chickens occasionally lay eggs that look like that too. Also sometimes the eggs are smooth and other times they are a bit rough.
     
  4. tatertot

    tatertot Songster

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    Thats a calcium deposit...not to worry
     

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