Odd egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fivewebs, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. fivewebs

    fivewebs New Egg

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    I know that this topic has been addressed well on here, but here is my quandary: My girls, 2 plymouths and 3 barred rocks are one year old this month. They have been laying like crazy since Sept. I would say pretty early in their lay I started to get one egg per day that looks like it has been 'scratched'. It is also large and thin-shelled. Thinking it was a calcium problem, I added more to their diets. It did improve, but I also notice that every egg does have a little something strange about it shell-wise (a bump, now some are speckled, a fainter version of the scratches). My chickens have sneezed from time to time, but never have I seen any respiratory difficulty like what IB sounds like. They never slowed down laying, and the egg quality has remained the same. Here is the tough question: I am going to add to the flock soon and I am afraid that if they do have some sort of infection they might pass it along! Does anyone out there have any experience with this? Thanks so much!
     
  2. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Pretty normal
     

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