bluish tint on the eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gambler445, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. gambler445

    gambler445 New Egg

    Sep 9, 2011
    Each day I get 1 egg that has a blue tint to it. When I rinse it under cold water it turns brown like all the rest. but then blueish when it dries. Is this a problem? The hens are Golden comets.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    They might have a bit of EE in them and also check the color of their earlobes.
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2011
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    If a chicken with a blue egg gene were laying them, the color would not wash off. The shell itself is actually blue, inside and out. There are two shell colors, white and blue. Brown eggs are actually white eggs with brown pigment over top of them. Green eggs are blue eggs with the same brown pigment. Crack open the egg, what color is it on the inside?
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    x2 To what the others are saying, sounds like you've got an Easter Egger in the mix. [​IMG]
  5. gambler445

    gambler445 New Egg

    Sep 9, 2011
    I had to leave for a while. I cracke open three of the blueish eggs and three brown eggs. the only difference was the yolks were smaller in the blue ones. inside of shell is white but not as bright white as the insides of the brown eggs. they have only been laying for a couple weeks now. I have 8 hens and getting 7 eggs a day now. one day this week i got 9 in one day!!!
  6. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Wow, nice layers! I'd love to see a picture of your girls. If you have blue eggs showing up - yippy! People go to great lengths to get those tinted eggs. [​IMG] Do any of your girls nave a different shaped comb than the others? Different leg color, or "fluffier" feathers around the face/neck?
  7. tuthillny

    tuthillny Semper Fidelis

    Sep 27, 2010
    Ulster Co. NY
    It sounds like a good dose of bloom. One of my hens gives me a purple egg. Nothing wrong with it - it just looks cool.
  8. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2011
    Northern Kentucky
    Quote:x2 "bloom" is the healthy bacteria on the outside of an egg that keeps it from spoiling while it's developing

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