Todays egg collection and What's this white stuff?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by momofchicks, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the bottom right egg in the picture there are white spots on it. Does this mean they are getting too much calcium or something? Oh and these are 6 eggs from 7 hens by the way. [​IMG]

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  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are fine-looking eggs, congrats!
    I think what you're seeing is a little 'limestone crystallization' that formed as the shell hardened.[​IMG]
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Are the white dots raised or crusty feeling? WOW six eggs from 7 hens is great [​IMG] I don't think it's anything to worry about though
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had spots on mine too sometimes. I still eat them.
     

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