Why would the outside of eggshell be bumpy?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NCchickenmommy, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. NCchickenmommy

    NCchickenmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    My first flock of chickens just started laying about 2-3 weeks ago. The past couple of days I've notice two hens eggs have very hard, small bumps on the surface mostly in the more rounded end. What is causing this? One of the eggs is coming from my EE who had been giving me lovely, smooth green eggs but now they've got these had bumps on them! Is it the cold, some deficiency? Any ideas?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's just excess calcium.
     
  3. NCchickenmommy

    NCchickenmommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh! Thank you! I'm assuming that's not really a problem then, better too much calcium than too little? Their shells are very hard! This is why I love BYC! I am learning so much!
     
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    ALOT of eggs have the bumps. No problem, just the hen shedding extra calcium.
     

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