Blue spots on egg shells

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JordanH, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. JordanH

    JordanH Hatching

    Dec 6, 2015
    We have a flock of 10 hens (2 Wellsummer, 2 Bard Plymouth, 2 Cuckoo Maran and 4 Easter Eggers) I'm used to the variations in pigment color and brown spots on the brown eggs, but we've been noticing some dark blue spots (like the color of human veins) on several of our easter eggers eggs. We've also noticed it a couple of times with the brown eggs from our other chickens. Any idea what these blue spots are and are the eggs still safe to eat?
  2. Love4zion

    Love4zion In the Brooder

    Do you have pictures?
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Pics would help for sure.
    I've seen some bluish spots due to excess bloom, which is different than coating pigment..

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