What's on this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NancyDz, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    One of my EE lays eggs that have something on the shell, it's hard to take a pic of
    with my camera but here it is:


    It's not on every egg but probably two a week . Is it a calcium deposit or something?
    Is there something I can do to prevent it? Let me know what you think.

    The egg inside seems fine and looks normal.


  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

    Jan 14, 2009
    Marshville NC
    looks like excessive calcium... may return to normal in a few days.
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Seems weird that only one of my hens out of 6 would have it and not the others? Is there
    something I should do different to prevent it?


  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  5. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    It's a pre-decorated Easter Egg - you just need to color it! [​IMG]
  6. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    dont worry.. it is just the ALIENS messing with you....
  7. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    That's kinda cool looking. But i hope it is not a problem for your hen. It can't feel comfortable coming out.
  8. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Quote:Thanks for that link. After reading some of the causes and ruling most out. I realize that yesterday I went in the coop to clean right when the EE that lays those eggs was in the nest box, she got up and didnt lay an egg and then this morning she laid that egg. It says that rough or sandpaper eggs can happen when they are disrupted from laying... OOPS!
    Also a shortage of water and I had that happen the day before last when my well had some issues and their automatic waterer didnt refill. So they went about a half day without water before I noticed. I wasnt too worried though as it was pouring rain and there was a few puddles here and there but it can affect it too...

    Thanks for everyone's input!

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