Some eggs coming out with weird tiny calcium-like beads stuck on shell

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robbinbaker, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. robbinbaker

    robbinbaker Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poulsbo, WA
    Does anyone know if I should be concerned about one of my hens laying eggs with this weird crust of tiny, calcium looking bead thingys on the outside of the shell. If you rub at them they come off. So far only two eggs like that... very weird.
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Wondering the same thing - had a few of those earlier in the Spring.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sometimes pullets and even older hens will lay eggs like this... its just a part of getting their mechanics in their egg factory working... maybe they got a little too much calcium. No harm to you.. inside it's all the same.
  4. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    Thanks for posting this! I have been wondering the same thing. My 1 year old EE's started doing this just a month ago. Mine look like warts on the egg. It makes my teenager daughter squeamish but I thought it might be a calcium thing.

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