Strange clusters of "Bug Eggs" on one chickens eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gclark94560, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. I have one Black Australorp hen who is consistently laying eggs with clusters of tiny calcific nodules on the shell. These look just like the eggs I see on the underside of leaves in my garden where bugs have laid eggs.

    These are hard and seem to be made of the same materials as the shell its self. They don't rub off or even scrape off easily. Each nodule is half the size of a pin head and discrete from the others nearby.

    Any help?? [​IMG]

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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  3. Thanks! Right now I only have one hen mature enough to be laying.

    It's so wierd hiw much like bug eggs the deposits look! :(
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Just to give yourself some peace of mind, scrape some off the shell with a sharp knife blade. Squish them. Are they powdery, or liquidy inside?
     
  5. krista74

    krista74 Songster

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    I agree that they are calcium deposits. Nothing to worry about [​IMG]

    - Krista
     
  6. Yep - powder! [​IMG]

    Funny the jokes these cluckers play on me! [​IMG]
     

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