outside of the egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by eliss18, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. eliss18

    eliss18 In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2008
    a couple of my chickens eggs have had different things on the outside. at one stage they had alot of brown dots on it and anothe covered in white chalky type stuff..

    does this have anythign to do with their diet or health or what coz i am a little unsure.

  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I think it has to do with calcium levels. Not sure. Maybe they're just getting a little more calcium than they need??? I don't think this is bad, I've seen some pics on here of some pretty bumpy looking eggs. I don't know....maybe that's the cause, someone else will have to help on what to do/when to worry.
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    some hens just mark their eggs up like that.an i dont know what causes those spots.if it was calcium there would be white bumps on the eggs.the strange colors come from the pigment of the egg shalls.

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