Weird color egg.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 1ADAM12, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To those that raise chickens. Have you ever gotten an egg that looks like the one on the left? It is white chalky and somewhat scaly. I rinsed it off in cold water and it turned brown but when it dried it looks like the picture. [​IMG]
     
  2. baredrock101

    baredrock101 Just Hatched

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    The hen that laid the egg might have not of had enough calcium resulting in a weekend egg shell.
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I've had hens occasionally lay them. The pigment wasn't laid down correctly and it nothing to worry about unless it is more brittle. Always keep a separate bowl of oyster shells available.
     
  4. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use oyster shells. The shell was strong. I will keep an eye on her.
     
  5. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question. Why a separate bowl and not mix oyster shells directly in their food?
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They will eat the oyster shells as needed, so mixing them with other feed isn't necessary. It's easier to keep them separated and refill the bowl as necessary.
     
  7. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok cool thanks. I am new. This is my first winter with ducks and chickens.
     
  8. Carolinn333

    Carolinn333 Just Hatched

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    The egg is fine when the shell is rough and bumpy the den just ate a lot of calcium. At least more than useual wich leaves extra spects of calcium.
     
  9. Carolinn333

    Carolinn333 Just Hatched

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    Not enough calcium would have resulted in a sort of rubbery shell.
     
  10. millietime

    millietime Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep my oyster shells in one of those vertical pipe feeders, i like it because it holds a lot and is out of the way in my run. Most of my hens feed throughout the day at it randomly but I have one hen that takes a few bites every night on her way to bed.. it cracks me up every time, that girl never skips a beat. :)
     
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