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"Splotchy" eggs after a few days, what is going on?

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Our Wyandotte pullets have started laying their first eggs:)
We decided to go the European way and store eggs on the counter (unwashed of course!)
I have noticed after a few days, the egg will become splotchy looking, it looks like it is going on inside of the egg and not on the surface. The eggs do not look like this when I collect them, they are one solid color.

What is going on? Is this normal? These girls have free choice oyster shells, are on organic layer feed, and get veggie scraps often. Like I said, these are their first eggs, they have been laying for about 2 weeks now. They are fertilized eggs, there is a rooster in their pen.
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Because the color of brown eggs is deposited in the "bloom" of the egg, something could be rubbing the bloom off....

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post #3 of 6

I wouldn't worry about it. They are just practicing.

Well it's, alright now,

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can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #4 of 6
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Should I put them in the fridge until the girls figure things out?
post #5 of 6

Looks like uneven bloom, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.



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post #6 of 6

is condensation forming when you bring them in from outside?

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