Odd looking eggs

dlgrose

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Dec 30, 2020
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Can anyone tell me why my eggs look like the pictures attached? I feed them layer feed and keep a supply of oyster shell separate from the feed. They get a little scratch each day. They are fed leftover greens, apples, etc. as a treat as well - in moderation. Thank you!
 

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aart

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Looks like excess calcium deposits to me.
How long have these birds been laying?
Is the shell good and hard?
Nothing to worry about, IMO, it may change over time.
I doubt it's diet, especially if only one bird is laying them,
some birds process and apply calcium differently than others.
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dlgrose

In the Brooder
Dec 30, 2020
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The hens are not a year old, two from the same hatch. The shell is hard. And I can scrape off the deposit and the shell is hard and intact underneath the deposit. Thank you for your information and opinion! Happy New Year!
 

DuckWhisperer06

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This is perfectly normal in my opinion. From what I’ve seen, the bloom dries not long after the egg is laid and isn’t visible, so I think this is just a case of calcium deposits. Calcium deposits are just the hen’s way of getting the extra calcium out of their system. Like @aart said, it’s most likely not related to the hen’s diet. I wouldn’t worry about it, since they’re still young and getting the hang of egg laying.
 

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