White spots on egg shells (and slightly cracked)

louiseoz

Chirping
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
20
4
74
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
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CharterChick

Songster
5 Years
Jul 21, 2014
520
72
131
Aberdeen, WA
My Coop
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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!
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louiseoz

Chirping
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
20
4
74
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!!
 

louiseoz

Chirping
5 Years
Jan 27, 2014
20
4
74



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
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