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Why does this egg look like this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by trish4armc, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. trish4armc

    trish4armc New Egg

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    Ant suggestions would be appreciated!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    It appears to be excessive calcium or bloom. Some hens routinely produce eggs like this and others do so occasionally. I think it is just a minor glitch in the egg laying process, but watch for any changes in behavior.

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  3. CochinLover1

    CochinLover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, and it is also still safe to eat[​IMG]
     
  4. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    I agree. It's not uncommon to get eggs like this occasionally, especially from new layers.

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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Extra bloom, nothing to worry about. The bloom keeps bacteria out of the egg.
     
  6. trish4armc

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    Thank you all, I really appreciate it. I do give my hens bread in the winter, wonder if too much but only one hen lays like this.
     
  7. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it feel kind of course powdery? One of my RIR hens have been laying such egg since the very beginning.
     

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