pimplely egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jc mac, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. jc mac

    jc mac Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 30, 2015
    it has been in the 90s for over a week in upstate ny, and 1 of my 2 sex links is laying an egg that has alot of hard pimples on the shell, I'm hoping its just heat stress, any suggestions?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicks are a-hatching Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    It could be stress, usually they are from too much calcium or older birds. I used to see them more when I fed layer ration, now on an all flock with oyster shells free choice I haven't seen any this season. I don't believe there's anything to worry about and it can come and go.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I have a bird that consistently lays pimply eggs....calcium deposits.
    Just a funky shell gland, otherwise egg is fine.

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