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Strange film on egg question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by charstuff, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. charstuff

    charstuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all, our chickens are now about 7 months old and most have been starting to lay eggs :) my question is does this egg look normal? This is the first time we have seen this kind of coating on the eggs, I'm not sure which chicken laid this egg but it could be the first egg from one of our Light Brahmas? Should we be concerned? All of our chickens look and act normal and fine. Sorry the pics are a little blurry. Thank you.

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  2. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is the white stuff hard or soft ? if it is hard it is probally calcium. it does look very strang, i've never seen anything like that before.
     
  3. charstuff

    charstuff Out Of The Brooder

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    The egg was fairly fresh when I found it so the white stuff was sorta soft like paper mache and when I started to rinse the egg some peeled off kind of like the film that is sometimes on a hard boiled egg.
     

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