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What causes the stippling?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jstlitlome, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Mabel, my 2nd Barred Rock's first egg from yesterday. It has this gorgeous stippling on it, and it is a slightly raised texture. Today she laid a normal egg, same color, without the white.

    My BA usually lays a medium brown egg with a few white flecks on it, but not patterned like this.

    What causes this?

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  2. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is really beautiful. If it is textured on the surface then I believe that is just excess calcium her system is expelling.
     
  3. jstlitlome

    jstlitlome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, well maybe I'll encourage her to eat a little more oyster shell! I love it! (ok, not really). [​IMG]

    Glad to know she has enough, anyway!
     

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