Spotted Shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hooligan, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I noticed yesterday that some of my girls eggs are spotted. Not really with color but it seems the "brown" didn't take to bits of the egg.
    Anyone know what causes this?
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I don't know, but I have been wondering about egg shells lately.

    In the last few weeks my girls have laid more speckled eggs than normal. (Some girls who normally lay plain brown or slightly speckled are laying very speckled eggs now) They've also layed more rough-surfaced eggs. I did some research on line and found that these (at least the rough ones which are calcium deposits) can be caused by stress in the flock. I wonder if perhaps the change in weather and day length is affecting them.

    I'm interested to hear what others have to say!

  3. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Yeah, we never really had that problem before but every few days they show up. I think its more than one hen unless I have one thats laying more than one a day.

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