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Why are there stripes on these eggs?

Stripes on the egg shell can mean a couple things. These stripes are hen footprints, find out what that means...

The image below was provided by Roodbont Publishers and is part of the Look, Think, Act series that will be published weekly on World Poultry. Hover over the icons within the image for more information. Read more in the book Egg Signals, by Piet Simons.

Also interesting: Variation in egg shell colours

These issues have to do with the birds’ health. Visit World Poultry's health tool to learn everything you need to know about poultry health.


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