Odd egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TroyD, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. TroyD

    TroyD Chirping

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    F8729DB3-5365-444C-9841-18AFD961B578.jpeg 8816BCB2-71A0-41DE-B8A8-FA827004E344.jpeg Has anybody had an egg like this? They appear to be very small hard balls. Like round calcium sprinkles. If you scratch them with your finger they fall off the egg.
     
  2. MotherHen75

    MotherHen75 Songster

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    are they loose or attached? They kind of look like parasite eggs.:confused:
     
  3. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

    Cedar Creek Farm Lady We "Birds of a Feather Flock Together" here on BYC

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    Is it from a new layer?
     
  4. TroyD

    TroyD Chirping

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    They are attached. But I can scrape them off. They are not part of the shell.
    I was nervous about parasites
     
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  5. TroyD

    TroyD Chirping

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    Not a new layer. We bet one every week or so. For a couple months.
     
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  6. Cedar Creek Farm Lady

    Cedar Creek Farm Lady We "Birds of a Feather Flock Together" here on BYC

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    Your picture is a bit blurry where the beady things are, do you have another photo that is clearer?
     
  7. TroyD

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  8. I have a hen who occasionally lays an egg that feels chalky or sandy and may have a few bits of excess calcium that won't rub off. I have to think it must be a bit painful passing such a rough thing. But what's on your egg looks very round and seem to be something other than excesses of the shell layer.

    I hope someone has a definitive answer for you.
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
  9. ShannonR

    ShannonR Crowing

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    I've gotten those before, on rare occasion. I always summed it up to excess calcium, but parasites may be a possibility. They do seem to come every once in awhile, from a single hen, then go again. Would like to see others weigh in on this
     
  10. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    I’ve had a hen that laid eggs with little balls on them, same color as the egg shell even (a nice medium blue color)! Looked similar to your egg, but less deposits than yours. But, they are just calcium deposits. It happened occasionally, but not often.
     

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