rough egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by texchi, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. texchi

    texchi Out Of The Brooder

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    My red star hens have very rough shells, any reason for this??
     
  2. sunnydee

    sunnydee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she just start laying recently?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's pretty common in new layers, as are funny shaped and weird colors on the eggs.
    Are you offering free-choice oyster shell?

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I have one hen that always lays an egg with little bumps on it. I know they have everything they need, so I just don't worry too much about it. [​IMG]
     
  5. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my poultry judging packet it says eggs with rought RIDGES are from cracking while in chicken and then extra calcium forming over crack. I'm sure yours is just because of a new layer
     

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