Seriously ugly EE egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dfdesigns, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    My EE has been laying for about 2 months, and her eggs have been terrific. Yesterday's egg, well...

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    One of her normal eggs is shown for comparison. Any ideas what those weird bumps are? They are hard and shell-like. Looks like she had some sort of color malfunction, too!
     
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Yeah, they have an *oops* egg sometimes. The bumps are just extra shell material, nothing to worry about.
     
  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it looks kind of cool.
     
  4. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, now, that's uhhhmmm..... an egg.....
    I get those hard dots sometimes on eggs and I've heard a few different explanations for what it is; no big deal in any case -they come and go. The coloration is cute; maybe you'll get spotted eggs from her sometimes. I love spotted eggs.
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Hey, did you get that from my hen? [​IMG] I get them sometimes.
     
  6. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    I think the coloring would be pretty neat on its own, but the Frankenstein-ish bumps are throwing me for a loop!

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  7. txliss

    txliss Out Of The Brooder

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    It's all perfectly normal. Whomever is working in your hen's "body shop and paint" department is just having an off day. That or the quality control guy is on strike... [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You think that's ugly? . . . . Give her to me.

    Seriously, I LOVE those eggs that are half one color, half another. [​IMG]
     
  9. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its normal every now and then. [​IMG] It looks pretty big too--have you opened it to see if its a double yolker?
     
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    just extra color and extra calcium bumps -- nothing to be concerned about. BTW, DON'T pick the calcium deposits off unless you're ready to open the egg. I did that with an egg I was going to put in a "for sale" carton and picked a hole in the shell. [​IMG]
     

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