What's wrong with this egg - *pic*

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

  1. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=589625

    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:

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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    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
     
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  3. Darlasmum

    Darlasmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree w/ Sonew: calcium deposits. These come n go with my girls. No worries!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, excess calcium.
     
  5. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. nerd0geekboyz

    nerd0geekboyz Out Of The Brooder

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    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.

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  7. eggskelter

    eggskelter New Egg

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    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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