white circle on welsummer egg

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  1. Lovely13Ladies

    Lovely13Ladies New Egg

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    I have one out of ten welsummers that lay a brown egg with white on it. Any reason for this? [​IMG]
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC - looks as if her oviduct is applying a little extra bloom to the end of the egg. This may change or it may remain as her 'pattern' for life.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
    Does she lay them all the time? It looks like what they call White Banded Eggs.... I get them periodically also, usually find them in the litter under the roosts, so assume something delayed the laying of the first egg that day.
    http://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf Picture on bottom row to the right.
    White Banded Eggs
    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.
    Causes:
    •Stress
    •Changes in Lighting.
    •Disease
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC
    Steve. :frow
     
  9. Lovely13Ladies

    Lovely13Ladies New Egg

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    Thank you so much!!! I'm super excited to be here. I have been throwing them out... I get them regularly but know its a young hen. Should I start keeping them?
     

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