what's wrong with this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchick13, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. newchick13

    newchick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white spots are slightly raised, but can't be scratched or washed off. I'm thinking calcium? The pullet just started laying, this is actually her fourth egg. She is not getting any supplemental calcium other than what is in the food. She is getting regular organic layer pellets, and BOSS, mealworms and scraps for treats.

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  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Nothing is wrong.

    I get eggs sometimes that have bumps of calcium but the egg is fine. Usually it just has to do with the one hen. They are special aren't they.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Most folks never see these "off" eggs, with chunks of calcium, wrinkles, and other "imperfections". Marketed eggs are sorted rather harshly so many consumers visualize only grade A eggs.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's her artwork. Pretty!
     
  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got eggs like that all the time from my red sex-link, i think it's just calcium.
     
  6. peterlund

    peterlund Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks yummy to me! Welcome to the "real" world. Regular eggs are "perfect" by selection.... Ours are perfect due to nature.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You need to refill her ink cartridges or set her to black and white printing [​IMG]


    Seriously though, what the others said. Nothing wrong with the egg, she's just working out kinks in her production line.
     
  8. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be charging extra for that Rembrandt
     
  9. newchick13

    newchick13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you all are great...gave me a chuckle! I'm sure it will taste just as good as her first 3! Little thing is just working out the kinks?
     
  10. dragonlair

    dragonlair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pretty egg!

    Yup, normal.
     

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