Brown egg "freckles"

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hrmalexandra, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. hrmalexandra

    hrmalexandra In the Brooder

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    Hey all,
    After one weak egg I rushed out and got oyster shell. I sprinkle it on the girls' food daily. Anyways, every once in a while an egg pops out with small dark brown dots on it - 3-D specks. Is this too much calcium or another problem? Or is it okay?
     
  2. blue fire

    blue fire Songster

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    I think it is okay some of my hens have eggs with 3d speckles on them
     
  3. This is natural.
     
  4. firerott24

    firerott24 Hatching

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    You didn't state what breed you have but my comets get oyster shell mixed in their food once a week and I constantly get speckled and "bumps" on my eggs. Never have had a problem with weak shells, some are sometimes hard to break open. Never had a problem hatching them either.
     
  5. hrmalexandra

    hrmalexandra In the Brooder

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    Thanks! I was worried about over-calcium-ing them ... the shells are wonderfully firm so I won't stress out!
     
  6. mxpres

    mxpres Songster

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    I get a red striped egg from one of my RIRs,six lay nice brown eggs,the other one wants to be different I suppose,they taste just as good as any of the others,my RIRs are about seven months old [​IMG]
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

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    My cochins give me brown Eggs and sometimes they
    put brown sprinkles on them to surprise me.
    its natural.
     
  8. I have an EE that has been giving me eggs for about 3 weeks now. Instead of the hoped for blue/green, she has given me a nice cream/tan egg that will have slight sprinkling on it upon occasion:)
     
  9. The Zoo

    The Zoo Songster

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    I have one BPR who lays a pinky/brown egg and the other lays a brown egg with dark brown freckles - it think it's cute! And I can tell who laid what egg too [​IMG]
     
  10. twistedpickle

    twistedpickle In the Brooder

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    I also get brown "sprinkles". It is normal to get such things as change in color shade and sprinkles, even dark spots on some breeds.
     

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