What is this? (Pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by plucky, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. plucky

    plucky Out Of The Brooder

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    When I collected eggs this afternoon I found one that had a couple of patches little bitty balls which look like some kind of insect egg. However, they are hard and the same color as the egg, so could it be some kind of calcium deposit? They are not part of the shell - you can see where I scraped some off with my fingernail.

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  2. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a calcium deposit.
     
  3. denahli

    denahli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is Alien Spores....this is how 3 legged chickens come about...lol [​IMG]
     
  4. plucky

    plucky Out Of The Brooder

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    Alien spores...I didn't consider that. We'd better hurry and eat it before 3-legged chickens take over the world.
     
  5. dixiechick

    dixiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set it and see if little green chickies hatch out!
     
  7. plucky

    plucky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no broody hens, so I'll have to do it myself...might get messy! [​IMG] Maybe I can get my husband to set it at work?
     
  8. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe thats Northern Fowl Mite eggs....
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have to agree with William. I didn't know what type of eggs, but they sure look like insect eggs. I've never seen a calcium deposit like that at all.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Weird, but I don't think it's calcium deposits. I too would guess some kind of insect.
     

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