Being fairly new to this chicken thing, I had a question. Now that one of my chickens has started to lay. I threw away her first egg, since it had a hole in it, but the next 4 she laid I cooked last Sunday. There were round dark brown spots inside the eggs, on the white of the egg. I picked them out, and they are the exact color of the pigment on the outside (in other words, not blood, but a dark brown). Has anyone ever had this happen? When I rubbed one of the spots between my fingers, it broke up easily into a grainy sort of consistency. There were 1-2 in each egg, about the size of the head of a pin, the hen is a Black Copper Marans, and she is 20 weeks old.
We ate the eggs. They were delicious:)!
On a side note, the eggs are a pretty dark brown, but her second egg was perfectly round and very small, but the color of a dark coffee bean. I was very excited, but the next 5 have been the dark brown color. Will she ever lay an egg that dark again? It was mostly white inside, with just the beginnings of a yolk- I did save the shell, and took pics but can't figure out how to upload them.
Thanks in advance- I so appreciate all the great info on this forum, it has made the difference in my hobby being a success so far! Laura