Anything wrong with these eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ForgottenGlen, May 18, 2011.

  1. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EEs laid some blue/green eggs today that look different... I've been noticing increasing rough patches on the eggs, but never like this one, and the other egg has a strange dark spot on the bottom, but I wonder if this is from sitting in water (I already washed and dried it).

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    Please let me know what you think.
     
  2. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and we have been feeding them calcium (oyster shell and egg shells) and layer feed, not sure if we need more.
     
  3. Fritatta

    Fritatta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE's lays a perfect green-grey egg, while the other lays one with bumps on it like your photo. Every time. they both has access to purina layena and free range. I assumed it was just a trait of the hen. I have not seen dark spot like you show, however.
     
  4. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went through my eggs in the refrigerator, and I also have a pink one with the same dark spot on the outside of it. I set them aside, i will crack them later, not sure what it's from. [​IMG]
     
  5. carolinasculpture

    carolinasculpture Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one hen who always has the bumps on the end of her eggs. But I am not sure about the other. Good luck!
     
  6. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Fritatta and Carolina, the bumps are okay then. [​IMG]
     
  7. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To answer your question: Yes they have funny bumps and discolor on the outside. Otherwise they may be a little fragile but otherwise are fine, we get them all the time from both EE's and the other hens. Just a bit of equipment failure.
     
  8. Mark & Nique

    Mark & Nique Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like eggs our EE will lay every once in a while. They taste the same as the others! Enjoy!
     
  9. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I occasionally get eggs like that------seems okay/normal to me. They taste the same.
     
  10. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful, thanks guys. I was giving eggs away to family members since they watch my little girl at no charge, and I didn't want to give them the odd ones. I kept them at the house for me and DH, but wanted to make sure the chickens didn't need extra calcium or anything. Thanks so much.
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