White Coating on Egg

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Hello! My four golden buffs just started laying this week. At first, we got only broken eggs with parchment-like shells, but for the past four days or so (I do realize that they will most likely lay a few more strange eggs before they get into a rhythm), the eggs have been pretty normal. Today, one of my hens spend twelve minutes in the nesting box before laying an egg with a rough texture on the bottom (where the egg is brown and what looks like a slightly spotted white coating on the rest. I could always attach a picture if needed. They are fed an organic layer feed and have access to calcium, grit, and fresh water. Any ideas on why this could happen and if it could be a sign of a promblem?
 

EverV

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Thank you! Here are some photos:
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aart

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Looks like excessive bloom...she may always lay those, or not.

'Speckled' eggs can happen for several different reasons...very few, if any, of which are a 'problem'.

Can be caused by:
Excess or uneven pigment coating.
Excess or uneven cuticle(bloom).
Excess calcium deposits.
Porous eggs can appear speckled.
Some birds lay them consistently, some only once in awhile.
The pigment or bloom can change appearance when wet, then change back when dry again.

As long as bird is getting a good diet and is healthy in every other way, it is no cause for concern.
 

EverV

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Looks like excessive bloom...she may always lay those, or not.

'Speckled' eggs can happen for several different reasons...very few, if any, of which are a 'problem'.

Can be caused by:
Excess or uneven pigment coating.
Excess or uneven cuticle(bloom).
Excess calcium deposits.
Porous eggs can appear speckled.
Some birds lay them consistently, some only once in awhile.
The pigment or bloom can change appearance when wet, then change back when dry again.

As long as bird is getting a good diet and is healthy in every other way, it is no cause for concern.
Thank you!! This is a big relief.
 

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