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What's wrong with this egg - *pic*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kuntrychick, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
    My 6 laying hens are not laying due to molting and/or the shorter daylight hours or a combination of the two. One of my RIR hens hasn't completely quit laying, but has went from 5-6/week to maybe 2/week. The other RIR had been laying fragile easily broken eggs before the shorter days &/or molt. But, the other day, she had an issue with a VERY fragile egg that broke coming out &/or after coming out & was hanging out &/or stuck to her butt....

    I posted about that here:


    Last night I did add a light on a timer to come on at 4:00 this morning. Today one of them layed the egg in the pic below. What's wrong with the egg? You can see the little rough "bumps" all over the middle & big end of it. It feels really rough texture like sand paper or something. What is that caused from? Calcium deposits? Could it be caused from maybe coming off molt or something & getting back into the swing of things? Could it be from either molt or the shorter days & been in the "chute" too long?

    Could it be from the hen that's been having the soft, fragile shell issues & it's her next egg trying to get things straightened out?

    Anyway, here's the egg:


  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    nothing really wrong per say..But thats extra calcium bumps on eggs. I have some girls that have those too..They are healthy as horses and are 3-4 yrs old....Their systems get hiccups-like in eggs with those bumps-extended length eggs-soft shelled eggs-fart eggs etc.... I bet it still tastes yummy! haha
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2011
  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Songster

    Aug 2, 2009
    La Crescenta, CA
    I agree w/ Sonew: calcium deposits. These come n go with my girls. No worries!
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Yep, excess calcium.
  5. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Songster

    Jul 19, 2009
  6. nerd0geekboyz

    nerd0geekboyz Chirping

    Mar 15, 2011
    On the 17th, I got an egg with no shell and at about the same time got an egg similar to your egg but mine was really rough but the shell seemed very thin (it's still in my refrig).

    Today, I get another egg with no shell at all.

  7. eggskelter

    eggskelter Hatching

    Oct 17, 2011
    I had a "rubber" egg ( one with no shell) last week.. and I took it to class and asked my professor.. and they aren't anything to get too worried about either. As long as your chickens are healthy.. they are a slight hiccup. Just make sure your chickens are getting enough calcium. as for the rough egg shells, I was getting them when I was feeding too much calcium.. I was adding too much broccoli and spinach to their scratch.. both good for them, and not dangerous.. just made the shells look weird!
    The eggless egg looks odd, but as long as your chicken doesn't have an egg stuck, and she is healthy, you should see a healthy egg as soon as she lays again.. you can pick her up and check to make sure she is ok!!! good luck!

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