Weird Coating on Egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BroncoHollow, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. BroncoHollow

    BroncoHollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgive me if I missed this topic... I really have searched for something related to this...

    We have 20 RIR and 2 Buff Orpingtons that have been going nuts laying eggs since we put up the new nest boxes. I collected a very strange looking one yesterday... It has a hard almost fuzzy looking white substance over most of the egg. Some areas are film like and others it actually is clumpy. Is this because it is a first time layer? I've seen speckled eggs, small and various brown colors but that seems to adjust it self out as they lay more..but nothing like this! [​IMG]

    This one is so very different...I just want to make sure I don't have a sick hen, any suggestions?
     
  2. Lea71

    Lea71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi neighbor....we live in Don Pedro. [​IMG]

    Do you have a picture of it? Sounds quite odd.
     
  3. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would tend to think that she is just her plumbing working.
     
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Quote:I'd have to agree w/ ya. I have many first time layers who have "clumpy" stuff on the ends of their eggs.
     
  5. BroncoHollow

    BroncoHollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your replies. I was hoping that it was just this particular hens first egg or two!

    Hi Lea71 - did you get a lot of snow from this storm?
    Attaching two pictures...my camera didn't like the drop it took, so no flash and it doesn't focus too good...lol Christmas is coming lol

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  6. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Ok, mine don't look like that. [​IMG] That is odd, I can see why you're concerned now. Mine have clumpy stuff at the end sometimes but it's the same [brown] color as the egg shell. Not sure what the white film stuff is on your egg though. Maybe excess calcium?? Are u giving them oyster shell? If so, maybe cut that out for a bit and see if that prob goes away. [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Looks to me like it's from a new layer who just doesn't have all the kinks worked out of her egg factory yet.
    Nothing to worry about.
     
  8. BroncoHollow

    BroncoHollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so very much!! I was hoping that was the reason.
    Everyone here is very helpful and I spend hours learning new things [​IMG]
     
  9. omelette'smom

    omelette'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just plain weird......
    I hope Santa is good for you and you get a 5megapixel 3x zoom all nice and pretty under your tree!![​IMG]
     
  10. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I have gotten one like that & never again! Must be a new layer problem....all fixed now though! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2008

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