Blood Spots on the Egg?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SarniaTricia, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    My girls have been laying for about 2 months now.
    I keep getting one of the eggs a day that is spotted.
    At first I thought it was just the egg colour; then I had to scrub some stuck on,,, well you know.... and the spots came off.
    Should I be concerned for my girls?
    You can kinda see it the best in the one just above the Jumbo Egg.
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    She did not lay the jumbo, I know that for sure.
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    That doesn't look like blood to me.... I think it's just a speckled egg!
     
  3. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do the Specks on speckled eggs scrub off?
    Cause these ones do.
    That's why I thought it was blood.
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:No, but it could be dirt.
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very normal. Don't worry.........Pop
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Many dark brown egg layers will lay spotted eggs. Egg shells are basically white inside with a colored coating deposited as the egg is layed. Some really dark eggs such as the black copper marans will be almost purple brown, and when first layed and still wet, you can scratch off some of the coloring with your fingernail. I personally love those spotted eggs and your chicken will probably always lay those. One had a campine who laid a pale tinted egg with white spots. That was cool, but she disappeared recently, probably due to a hawk.
     
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  7. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe, but it is like this every day, has been for 2 monthes.I figured that she was young and it would pass, but is hasn't and I an starting to get concerned.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get freckles on my eggs all the time ! very normal..[​IMG]
     
  9. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks all
    Now that i have read your responses it appears, no blood just a normal speckled egg.
    Thank you
     

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