weird things on egg....PICS.....safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BackyardCountry, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. BackyardCountry

    BackyardCountry Chirping

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    file://localhost/Users/carlflahaven/Pictures/Photo%20Booth/Photo%20on%202011-11-04%20at%2017.47.jpg


    idk if this file will open but i found these weird lumps on my egg and they wont come off...whats wrong???
     

  2. bustermommy

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    sorry, can't see the pic.
     
  3. Nonny

    Nonny Songster

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    I can't see your pic, but generally most shell deformities don't affect the egg at all. If the inside of it looks and smells OK I'd eat it.
     
  4. Ridgerunner

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  5. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    It is very common for eggs to have calcium deposits on the shell. These will show up as tiny lumps and bumps, or even the entire surface of the shell will be rough-feeling. In birds that lay brown eggs, pigment collects on these bumps, and show up like freckles.

    It's all perfectly normal, and does not affect the egg in the slightest.
     

  6. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    This is an egg laid last year by one of my girls. Truly grotesque, but all of her eggs since have been completely normal.
     
  7. Ridgerunner

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