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The color and spots washed off the egg.....

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I have BO's, so we get brown eggs. We have 5 chickens and are averaging 3 eggs per day (I think 2 still aren't laying - the first eggs came 5 weeks ago).  Today I got an egg that was speckled all over with reddish-brown spots.  I washed it and most of them rubbed off under the water, along with some of the color.  The egg was much lighter after I washed it.  Is this just pigment?

 

I'm crazy about being worried that they have a disease or mites or lice or something.  I'm like that with my kids too LOL

 

Normal? (the egg, not me!)

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Just the pigment
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