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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:59 am 
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Hi guys

I am sure this has been covered to death but I must be using the wrong search terms because I couldn't find anything.

Can you tell me if the following egg deformity is something to be concerned about? She's otherwise healthy, but all her eggs have this deposit on them now.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:18 am 
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The calcium pimples tend to wipe off dont they? If so, it is residual calcium deposits meaning she is over producing calcium. It isnt an issue but make sure she is getting enough calcium intake and she is stripping it from the longbones so make sure she is taking in enough.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:57 pm 
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jocler wrote:
The calcium pimples tend to wipe off dont they? If so, it is residual calcium deposits meaning she is over producing calcium. It isnt an issue but make sure she is getting enough calcium intake and she is stripping it from the longbones so make sure she is taking in enough.


Just need to check cause it's interesting...what does 'stripping it from the longbones' mean? Utilising it?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Domestica wrote:
Just need to check cause it's interesting...qhat does 'stripping it from the longbones' mean? Utilising it?


Yes. If a chicken doesn't get enough calcium with its feed it utilises the calcium that is deposited in the bones (i.e. leg bones, etc.) which eventually will lead to weak bones.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Um no they don't seem to wipe off - I'll check again tonight, maybe I was being too gentle.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:42 am 
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They don't wipe off. They are definitely stuck on hard, I couldn't even scratch it off with my fingernail...

I checked the shellgrit feeder and it wasn't empty so she has access to calcium that way. Do I need to supplement it another way?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:05 pm 
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How hold is your hen and what breed is she? Sometimes you get deposits like this with older hens.

You might want to try to supplement with a product called 'Calcivet' ( http://www.vetafarm.com.au/products/CALCIVET.html ) or a similar supplement for birds that contains calcium and vitamin D3 in the correct proportion. I'm not sure if it will improve the problem with the pimpled eggs but it might be worth a try.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:58 pm 
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Thanks for the advice, I'll try find the calcivet.

Also - she's an ISA, but less than a year old. She's laying 5 days a week, but until now they have always been smooth shells.


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