What is on this egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SCmama, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. SCmama

    SCmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I know its probably nothing to worry about, I'm just curious. My Red Star has laid a few eggs with this stuff on them. It's almost like an egg powder of some sort. I was just curious. Thanks!



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  2. greenegglover

    greenegglover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an expert but have heard of it as being extra calcium... anyone else?
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes I was thinking calcium deposits. I have some that do that and sometimes the deposits are different colors. I don't worry too much about it because who eats the egg shells anyway right? [​IMG]
     
  4. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Yep, extra calcium and you can scratch it off with your nail!!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Extra calcium deposits - ouch!
     
  6. SCmama

    SCmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Does that mean she's getting too much calcium? Is there something I can or need to do to prevent this? We've only had our chickies a couple of months, and she's my only one old enough to lay. Except for the one we just got, but have only had for 3 days.
     

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