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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by moodybubbles, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. moodybubbles

    moodybubbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the post about the egg problems and it seems it is calcium but I don't know how to fix it. The one has visual and palatable raised areas and the other is speckled when it normally isn't. [​IMG]
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them bugs or insects or worms.
     
  3. moodybubbles

    moodybubbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 weeks ago I switched to nutrina nature wise layer pellets in their coop, have scattered DE around inside the coop and out in their dirt bath areas ( just started that) and they had a bowl full of their crumbled egg shells in a bowl but knocked it over so they are all over the coop now. Not always do they have egg shells but a couple of times a month I save a small bowl for them. They free range for 2-5 hours each day. We had a rainy day Tuesday and it rained all day so no free range that one day. I got 7 eggs from 7 hens that day. The next day I got 2. The next 5 and today 7 but those two look funky. What has gone wrong and how can I fix it?
     
  4. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to say I can not tell............... So Sorry
     
  5. moodybubbles

    moodybubbles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for looking anyway. One has raised bumps and the other is mottled looking.
     
  6. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems within the normal range to me...
     
  7. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed.

    I really don't think you have anything to worry about.

    As chicken owners it's really easy to fall under the misconception that every chicken should be laying an egg every day. This is not the case!

    Chickens all lay at different rates. I have an Orpington hen who only lays one or two eggs per week. She is only a year old. That's just her way, she's been like that from the start. My RIR hen, on the other hand, churns out an egg before 10am every single day and rarely misses one.

    At one point I had 6 layers, and would get anywhere from one to six eggs per day!

    The mottled look and the speckling on the eggs is not something I would worry about either. These can be caused by any number of factors (stress during the egg production process, poor nutrition, viruses etc.) Most of these things can be addressed by providing a quality layer feed, oyster shell, and a little free ranging time.

    Our chickens are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. They pick up on our stresses, which in turn leads to stress for them. Just relax and enjoy them! They are being good girls and laying for you. Spend a little time loving them and talking to them, and I'm sure everything will be fine.

    - Krista
     
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  8. Thejperez

    Thejperez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it looks fine to me. my barred rock,big momma,usually lays bumpy eggs, and she is the only one of my mixed flock,the only BR, to lay eggs with two yolks. Did you read This thread?
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
    It's in there somewhere if you didn't read it
    I don't think it causes any problems just needs less Calcium. big momma is one of my only hens that still lays in the winter time.
     
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