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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Lovely13Ladies, Nov 9, 2013.
I have one out of ten welsummers that lay a brown egg with white on it. Any reason for this?
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.
Hello 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.
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I would suggest posting on the Chicken Behaviours & Egg laying Forum for more information:
Welcome and enjoy BYC
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?