Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

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  1. gbell

    gbell Junior Member

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    Anybody recognise these weird spheres on one of my chooks' egg shells?

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    Pic 2 - Microscopic View
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    A couple of my girls have similar things sometimes, although the patch is usually smaller than yours.

    I don't know what it is but it is amazing how often the same girls lay eggs with the same pattern of those things on them
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    Yes I have had the odd egg with one or two of these little balls on them, but nothing like yours......very fascinating. :D
    Perhaps, you could drain it and sell it on ebay??? Some one will buy it.
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    Wow, if the pattern looked like the Virgin Mary you'd make a killing on eBay!
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    just scratch a few off to make it look like the messiah ir elvis or MJ or something
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    When does the auction close? I wanna sneak in at the last minute 8)

    Amazing eggs. I have seen patches on eggs but not like that and I have never seen the lil balls on the eggs.

    cheers,

    ho-hum
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    Just an over the shoulder comment from a friend here.

    The second egg is a ''self-packing egg'' because it looks like the chook has been eating polystyrene!!

    :rolleyes:

    ho-hum
     
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    Re: Chook egg weirdness - crust of spheres

    Sorry, meant to label the pics (now edited). The 2nd pic is a microscopic view. No polystyrene in their diet...

    Relief to hear others have witnessed this phenomenon... but did your chooks live a normal (long) life? Any concerns? Looks to me a lot like some sort of parasite eggs are inhabiting the intestine and getting calcified by the shell on its way out.
     

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