Ring around the egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CaptainSamH, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. CaptainSamH

    CaptainSamH Chirping

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    Ok, I'm guessing this will be a quick one, cause folks here are wicked smart....
    See the photo;
    I've found at least 3 or 4 like this over the past few months, what does it mean? ( or does it mean nothing?)
     

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  2. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Free Ranging

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    Moisture changing the color/transparency of the bloom?
    If you wet the whole egg does the ring disappear from the shell?
     
  3. Mimi13

    Mimi13 fuhgettaboutit

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    I have one pullet laying eggs just the same. I have no idea what causes that, but sometimes hers are weaker shelled inside the ring. I suspect something to be a tad bit wrong with my pullet because she either lays them in the yard/run (she’s 6 months old) or if she does happen to lay in the nest box the egg gets smushed on one side.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I'd bet the whiter part is excess calcium.
    Is the brown part only in that spot...and is shell thinner there when you break it to eat?

    Could be she has a 'lazy' shell gland, not turning the egg as it get coated?

    Wetting almost always changes the appearance,
    'scrubbing' it may give a clue if it looks different after it dries again.

    As long as all birds are healthy, eating/drinking/pooping/moving around OK,
    I'd not worry about it.
     
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  5. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Free Ranging

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    If inside the egg it's all good, I wouldn't worry about it either. I try not to eat any more shell than I absolutely have to! :fl
     
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  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I have an older girl who often lays eggs very similar to that. They have super thin shells, but they're still fine to eat. :)
     
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  7. CaptainSamH

    CaptainSamH Chirping

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    So no change from rinsing and no weak spots.
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Might just be the way she rolls.
    Any idea which bird is laying them?
     
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  9. jolenesdad

    jolenesdad Crowing

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    This is a “white banded egg”.

    this egg stopped in production and tbe next one ran into it. It gets an extra coating of calcium, and the ring forms.

    it’s a hiccup in the system, but nothing to be too alarmed at. A lot of times it is caused by stress, like, being kicked out of the box by another chicken, or bullied. Sometimes it’s a constant thing, and sometimes just occasionally.

    I have a hen that spent a good 7 months with a white banded egg every two days, immediately followed, sometimes within an hour or two, by a soft shelled egg. Don’t be alarmed if you find soft shelled eggs afterward.
     
  10. CaptainSamH

    CaptainSamH Chirping

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    Nah. Is there a way to rig the coop to tell who lays where? (Is that a ridiculous question?)
     

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