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Brown egg laid on ground has whitish bloom???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coop de Grass, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Coop de Grass

    Coop de Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

    My brown egg laying hens have laid their eggs on the ground outside, and from the roost (onto sand also onto shavings) on three separate occasions. Those eggs have had a strange white/grey color to them. When removed from refrigeration they revert to their normal color, but when returned to the fridge they change back.

    What causes this?

    This egg was just removed from the regrigerator. The darkish end was in the egg carton.
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    I haven't been able to find any info on this and would like to understand the cause.
    Thank you!
     
  2. camasbackyard

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    This is a good question! I am going to follow this thread for more information... Thanks
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Excessive bloom on eggs can react to ambient humidity.
     
  4. Coop de Grass

    Coop de Grass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, @aart That makes explains why that egg also sweats when you remove it from the refrigerator.

    I guess I don't understand why an egg laid on the ground, the same day as one laid in a nest box, has this "different" type of bloom. When I brought those eggs inside, they retained the odd color. They retain the color when they are in the refrigerator, but when you remove them from the refrigerator, the "natural" color returns, together with condensation.

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