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Odd egg shell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Trish1974, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 21 week old golden comet pullet that started laying last Thursday, and has laid an egg every day since. Today the egg she laid has these weird bumps all over the shell, similar to dried paint spots. They are the same color as the egg and do not flake off. Is this common for new layers, or is it an indication she may be getting too much or not enough of a specific nutrient?

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    They look a little like calcium deposits on the egg or bits of extra shell. As your girls are new layers some egg deformities can occur until they get their egg laying machines in full working order. If they are acting normal and healthy I would not be too worried. Here is an article that I'm sure you will find helpful ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
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  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not uncommon for hens of any age. Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. Trish1974

    Trish1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both! That was a great article Yorkshire Coop. I'm saving it for future reference!
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not too uncommon...I have had few who lay eggs with little glitches like that regularly and/or consistently.
    It's not always some horrible disease or condition as that article implies.
    Great pics BTW.
     

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