Strange clusters of "Bug Eggs" on one chickens eggs

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

  1. gclark94560

    gclark94560 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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]

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
  3. gclark94560

    gclark94560 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2014
    Victoria, Australia.
    I agree that they are calcium deposits. Nothing to worry about [​IMG]

    - Krista
  6. gclark94560

    gclark94560 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep - powder! [​IMG]

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

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