What's Up with These Rings on this Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ajamichelle, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. ajamichelle

    ajamichelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Everyone!

    Wonderful forum!

    The hen who laid this egg was one of two recently acquired from a situation wherein they were badly henpecked. This is one of several eggs missing some shell coloration.

    Can someone please offer insight into the cause? Or is this normal?

    It's very likely that these ladies did not have their base needs met in their previous home, as many resources (primarily space) were not abundant.

    Thank you in advance!

    Also, I'll be posting some photos in the "ID/Sex my chickens" section.

    One side of egg ("top")
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    Other side of egg ("bottom")
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    Lateral view
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Those are called White Banded Eggs (see pic on bottom right row) http://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf Quote " These eggs are the result of two eggs
    coming in contact with each other in the shell gland pouch. At this point, normal calcification is interrupted and
    the first egg retained in the pouch will have an extra layer of calcium - seen as the white band marking."
    I find them periodically also, think they are mainly caused by something stressing the hen stopping them from laying the first egg when they normally would. and ... Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  3. ajamichelle

    ajamichelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your reply! I tried searching for the cause but couldn't seem to find the right word combination!

    That definitely makes sense considering her situation and the move. :)

    Thank you for the welcome! I'm super excited to be a BYC member. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Have you given her a name yet? How bout Saturn???
     
  5. ajamichelle

    ajamichelle Out Of The Brooder

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    That's an awesome name! :) I haven't named her yet, as I'm waiting to see what her personality is like.
     

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