pimples on eggs?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by koda55533, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. koda55533

    koda55533 Out Of The Brooder

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    so i have had this happen a couple times already. a few of the eggs i have been getting have a small lump on them, almost like a pimple. why is this? also, all of the eggs seem to have a thick shell and inside membrane type thingy. is this normal?
     
  2. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Piccy please!
     
  3. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my eggs have little raised places on them too. I assume it's just a few little spots of extra calcium in the shell, no big deal at all. Your thick shells are normal as well, particularly if your girls are on a layer feed with extra calcium offered on the side. As far as the membrane inside, there are inner and outer shell membranes. Is that what you mean?

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  4. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Great diagram! [​IMG]
     
  5. koda55533

    koda55533 Out Of The Brooder

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    i think it is the outer membrane. they just seem to be a little harder to open that eggs that you would get from the store
     
  6. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's because they're fresh! The ones in the stores sit around for a while. If you let them age the egg will be easier to peel.
     
  7. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yeah, for sure they're thicker shells. Even my parents comment on how much stronger my chickens' shells are than what they buy in the store. Just another reason why backyard birds eggs are better [​IMG]
     

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