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Are these eggs normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Drosera, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. Drosera

    Drosera Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I have been debating this for weeks. Amongst our flock are two Deckal-B sexlinks hens. One of them tends to lay egg as shown below.

    My husband believes the spots are caused by blood getting into the shell, as in she has something wrong with her.

    I think these spots are just a normal coloration of the eggs some hens lay.

    In fairness, we have once found a couple of tiny blood spots in one of these eggs once. She got badly eggbound a few weeks ago.

    Are these normal or not?

    http://www.geocities.com/drosera9/egg1.jpg

    http://www.geocities.com/drosera9/egg2.jpg


    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Normal - and not blood.

    I actually have noticed an increase in those speckles if I happen to give my chickens anything with butter on it (like the veggie leftovers from kids plates)
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I've seen several egg pictures posted that look just like that so it seems to be perfectly normal.
     
  4. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    My eggs have those spots too!
    Brenda
     
  5. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My welsummers lay eggs with more of those spots and they're gorgeous. So say my egg customers. [​IMG]
     
  6. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    In fact unhealthy hens will not have a lot of those on their eggs. That is a good sign. Not all hens will have spots like that, though.
     
  7. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have eggs in the bator like that and they are growing just fine. No need to worry.
     
  8. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    I have a flock of about 80 girls and we get about half that look like this. Matter of fact our customers think they are cool looking.
     

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