Spotted Shells

hooligan

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12 Years
Aug 20, 2007
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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?
 

SeaChick

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12 Years
Apr 25, 2007
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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!

Stacey
 

hooligan

Songster
12 Years
Aug 20, 2007
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Arkansas
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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