What's on this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sslavo91, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. sslavo91

    sslavo91 Out Of The Brooder

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    This isn't a first egg. These hens (3) have been laying for a couple of months now. I don't have the growers and the layers seperated, so they are all getting half/half for feed. I only found 2 eggs like this, then everything was back to normal again. I was able to "flick" these things off with my fingernail. Hmmm.

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  2. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    Looks like some kind of insect eggs to me.
    Chris
     
  3. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    from what i have understood those are just calcium deposits, nothing to worry about [​IMG]
     
  4. sslavo91

    sslavo91 Out Of The Brooder

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    But we're in the dead of winter here in Canada, no insects to be found anywhere.
     
  5. sslavo91

    sslavo91 Out Of The Brooder

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    Calcium deposits I can deal with! Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  6. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    KyleD. :

    from what i have understood those are just calcium deposits, nothing to worry about [​IMG]

    I agree [​IMG]
     
  7. Farmer Brown

    Farmer Brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep we get those from a couple of girls from time to time.
     
  8. Doll Maker

    Doll Maker Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had a few like that. I think they were from some very young hens, the shells on a couple of them were thin, but the egg inside was fine. I still get one every now and then, but haven't seen one in a few weeks now.
    Mine looked just exactly like that and yep you could just flick the little bumps right off. I crushed some of them and they were powdery, so I think it is just excess calcium.
    Someone suggested I add a tablespoon of vinegar to the waterer and I've done that. seems like it did the trick, not sure why.
    I don't think it's anything to worry about, we've eaten them and had no ill effects. [​IMG]
    :) Kaye
     
  9. Doll Maker

    Doll Maker Out Of The Brooder

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    Oops, that's a Tablespoonful of Vinegar per gallon of water..sorry!
    [​IMG] Kaye
     
  10. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    That does not look like calcium deposits to. It looks like eggs. Usually you can not just flick the calcium deposits off.
     

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