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White spots on egg shells (and slightly cracked)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by louiseoz, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. louiseoz

    louiseoz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    My Wyandottes have recently been producing eggs shells with faint white spots, some of which have hairline cracks. They are fed good quality laying pellets and a few handful's of veggie greens every day from the garden. They appear their usual healthy and happy selves. However, we do have a rather grumpy guinea fowl in the coop (semi free range) who has obviously come into his breeding season (we are trying to re-home him) and who sometimes is unpleasant to the girls. Could any of this be causing the egg shell defects? Can I do anything to stop it happening?

    Any help would be really appreciated!

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014
  2. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are the shells thin? I give my girls oyster shells to help with calcium. I just throw some on the ground and they take it when they need it. I have rowdy guineas with my chickens and they all get into it sometimes. The chickens don't like it when the guineas try to take their roost! [​IMG]
     
  3. louiseoz

    louiseoz Out Of The Brooder

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    The shells aren't thin really but they don't have oyster shell as I thought maybe the white spots on the egg shells could be excessive calcium? But that would be weird as i don't know where they could be getting it from! Yes our guinea is so protective over 'his girls" but hes just a bit too....full on!!
     
  4. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe some pictures would help I am no expert but i'm sure someone would know! :)
     
  5. louiseoz

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    Here we go...I'm stumped! But the egg shell quality in the last week or so has really dropped but the chickens look healthy! I will add some grit to their coop tho- just in case they need it. Ive also added a photo of the other weird egg shells that I am getting- speckled pale brown marks and then some with hairline cracks at the top [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2014

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