What is this?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mauka, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Mauka

    Mauka Chirping

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  2. Mauka

    Mauka Chirping

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    The sack inside was not penetrated. The egg was not cracked. It's almost like the blemish crumbled.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing 7 Years

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    I think you can see a smaller one next to it towards the top of the egg..it looks to be a "patch" of extra calcium and shell which can chip off leaving a "pothole."

    This happens from time to time, and is nothing to worry about unless it begins to happen a lot with one bird...that can indicate some defect in the egg tract/shell gland.

    LofMc

    Here's a good link for egg issues:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2015
  4. Mauka

    Mauka Chirping

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    Mahalo!! That makes perfect sense to me. I'll keep my eyes on her.
     

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