Shadowy lines in the egg shell??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mrcman, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Folks,

    Some of my brown eggs, instead of being solid brown, have been getting darker lines in them. It has a road map affect. The shadowy lines are in the shell itself. The eggs still taste great but the visual appeal is gone.

    Any suggestions? I would add a pic but the forum tells me I can't.

    Tony
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  2. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Tony. I have brown eggs too and once in a while get some that look like that. I'm not sure why though. Mine get layer feed plus yogurt every morning.
     
  3. mrcman

    mrcman Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Peeps,

    The eggs that are "road mapped" don't seem to be weak in any way. Have you noticed anything abnormal about yours?? Mine are free ranging, get Dumor laying pellets and also get oyster shell supplemented to them. Kinda weird...I think.

    Tony
     
  4. PeepsAreForMe

    PeepsAreForMe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I get those too, that's a great description! Nothing abnormal that I can tell, they still taste great! I mix layer feed with yogurt to give them extra calcium, they never cared for oyster shell.
     

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