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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kab, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. kab

    kab In the Brooder

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    I have a hen who is finally laying after, I am guessing, a disturbing move into her coop. She is a lovely brown layer of an unknown breed -- I have gotten many guesses.

    My question is this...

    Her brown eggs frequently have white specks on them. What causes this and how do I fix it?

    Thanks for your responses [​IMG]
     

  2. I have a couple of hens that do this. Calcium deposits. I don't know what causes it but it's not a problem that I can see. Just interesting. [​IMG]
     
  3. kab

    kab In the Brooder

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    I figured it might be a calcium thing. I placed some oyster shells in their pen hoping it will help... We shall see!
     
  4. extraordinaryfowl

    extraordinaryfowl Songster

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    Well, "fixing" it may be sort of tricky - that is something that naturally happens sometimes. I had an Australorp hen who laid large eggs with large white calcium deposits, then she molted and started laying medium eggs with brown calcium deposit.

    It's no problem in other words, some hens just do that! Good luck with your hen - MW
     

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