Question about eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mister B, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Mister B

    Mister B Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my eggs have bumpy spots on them like little grains of sand. The other eggs are smooth and normal. Is there something wrong or is this just a weird thing.
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    There is nothing to worry about; sometimes hens lay eggs like that. The bumpy spots are extra calcium deposits that the hen puts on the shell. They are not a sign of a disease, and they have little effect on the quality of the eggs. One of my chicken commonly lays eggs with calcium deposits.
     
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