What is on my egg?

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  1. Apr 17, 2019 #1

    The Lazy L

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    7 Golden Buff hens. They lay 7 eggs a day. Yesterday one egg had several 1 mm spheres on the exterior. Vegetable brush couldn't remove the spheres but flicks of my thumb nail did. I'm thinking some type of insect laid eggs after the hen egg was laid?

    What do y'all think?

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    @The Lazy L looks like some sort of insect eggs maybe moth eggs and probably laid on the egg after it was laid by the hen. Probably clean out the nesting boxes.
     
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    Looks like insect eggs to me. What kind, I have no idea. I agree with sewing, I'd clean out the nesting boxes. I would also dust them with some diatomaceous earth. What I find interesting is how quickly that happened, between egg laying and gathering. The fact that it is hard to get them off without some effort is interesting. Insect eggs are often found stuck to different things so they must have some gluey type substance when they are laid.
     
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    Calcium deposits....[​IMG]
     
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    Thank you! I would never had thought that. Not abnormal?
     
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    Occasionally the chicken's reproductive system will go into overdrive. The result is two eggs forming at once. Normally, only one egg forms every 24 hours; when an extra one develops, some of the calcium from one shell can get misplaced and end up attached to the second shell. This results in one egg being laid with little or no shell at all and the other one being plastered with extra calcium.
    https://animals.mom.me/causes-calcium-deposits-chicken-eggs-8157.html
     

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