Pimples? Sandpaper? Other mysterious eggshell things?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ci_cyfarth, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. ci_cyfarth

    ci_cyfarth Chirping

    Dec 29, 2011
    Columbia, MO


    One of my chickens laid this oddly textured egg today. The shell doesn't seem brittle, and the little bumps are like tiny craft beads glued to the surface. The color is consistent on the whole shell.

    I've had one or two rough eggs from my flock, but nothing that looked like this. They're all young birds -- hatched this march -- and all of them have been laying for 1-2 months. They're eating Layena as their primary ration, with various greens and other treats as we have things to share with them (squash, dandelion greens, salad greens, chard, etc.). They have a constant supply of fresh water with ACV in it (4 TBS/gallon), and free choice oyster shell and grit.

    Thoughts? I checked out the common egg faults link from other threads, but wasn't sure that this was covered in it.

  2. It looks like a chicken's oval version of planet Earth. I have no idea what it means, I think something to do with calcium production...but I like the way it looks. [​IMG]
  3. daoustaj

    daoustaj Chirping

    Aug 22, 2012
    Im curious too. I get one a day just not nearly as many " beads"

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