Spotted Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lunkerchicken, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 girls that are currently laying and one has started laying spotted eggs. the last 2 eggs she has laid, look like the one below. What is it and what can I do to prevent it? I give them organic layer pellets for there main meal and supplement with some treats and scratch during the week. One of the treats is organic plain yogurt - could this be the culprit?

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    Thanks.

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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I have a hen that lays eggs like this. I am assuming that the spots are extra calcium on the surface of the egg.

    Does anyone know for sure ?
     
  3. koifarm

    koifarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I get some that have lots of little grainy protrusions now and again, nothing steady but sometimes.
    I guess all hens are different and yours may just be working on getting her machinery in order.....if you can tell which hen is laying them maybe a good exam might lead you somewhere.
    All in all I wouldn't worry too much about it, just keep an eye on her and maybe the problem will take care of itself.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Is this from a new layer? It would be typical for a newbie. Are the white areas raised (bumpy)? Frankly, I like mine to have the little calcium bumps on them. Then I know they are getting enough calcium!
     
  5. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    They do look like calcium to me. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. lunkerchicken

    lunkerchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, they just started laying. They are raised as well.

    Thanks for all your advice.

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  7. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Yes, I was told by my old science teacher that speckles on eggs are little blobs of calcium [​IMG]

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