What's wrong with this egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarahF, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. SarahF

    SarahF Songster

    This is our second egg we have found this week that has these hard knobbies. What's wrong with it?

  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    It's just calcium deposits.

    When a hen "detects" a weak spot or even a hole in the egg, she compensates by putting on extra calcium on that area. It just means her shell gland is working properly. Now, if you find the egg without a cuticle, or some people call it "the bloom", it can be difficult for her to lay the egg.

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