Why is she laying these?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by andreanar, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. andreanar

    andreanar Crowing

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    For the last month one of my EE's is laying these eggs. She will be a year old in April. Eating layer feed with Feather Fixer mixed in with it. They have oyster shell and grit available on the side. Acts normal. Sometimes ill find a soft shelled egg on the poop board that looks like hers .
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Those are calcium deposits. It is the hen's body's way of depositing extra calcium.
    You can find more information on common egg quality problems in the article: common egg quality problems
     
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    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    andreanar Crowing

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    Wow, that sounds right on! Sandpaper eggs and shell less eggs, back and forth. Thanks for that! The sandpaper eggs don't have a strong shell, and I would expect them to if she's giving out the extra calcium. Weird
     

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