What is this strange bumpiness on my BC Maran pullet's eggs?

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  1. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one BCM pullet is laying these eggs with strange bumpiness clustered in groups. They are hard round lumps, like calcium, but grouped together. If I chip this off, the shell behind it crumbles.

    It's very strange. Anyone have any ideas?

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  2. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One more of her eggs.

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  3. Kelsie2290

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  4. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's a defect in the shell producing part of the tract. It may be caused by illness, or may be due to injury. Is this new, or is she a new layer?

    Nothing to do but wait and see if shell quality improves. There are some illnesses that cause permanent scarring to the reproductive tract leaving "pimples", porous shells, thin shells, wrinkled shells....
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It kinda looks like the United States.
     
  6. One Chick Two

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    Thank you!
    She's a new pullet, just beginning to lay. She's the only pullet doing this, and hasn't ever been ill. Hoping she works through this.
     
  7. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right!
     
  8. One Chick Two

    One Chick Two Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! It's only her doing this, and this is one of her first eggs. They have a good diet, so I'm less inclined to think this is the problem.
     
  9. WalnutHill

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    If she is just starting, it's most likely temporary.
     
  10. One Chick Two

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    Thank you! I'd never seen anything like this before.
     

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