Colored Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tweeker, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. tweeker

    tweeker Just Hatched

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    I know there are green and blue eggs I have been received those. However, this one came up? Am I missing something? Are the rubbing off? I looked in my nest boxes and nothing in there. If anyone knows whats going on that would be great. My husband thinks I dyed it. lol [​IMG]

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    To me it looks like external staining. Things like poop, and grass stains come to mind.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Has that egg been washed?
    Do you collect all eggs daily from clean, dry nests?
    How does it look on the inside?
     
  4. tweeker

    tweeker Just Hatched

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    I collect everyday. Started using hay maybe that's it. Normal egg inside.
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    What colour is the egg shell, on the inside?
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    That one looks big compared to the others. Was it or is that just me seeing weird things? The brown one loose in the carton just above it looks like it has green stain on it as does the one in the carton on the top left. If you look inside the cracked egg and remove the membrane you can see the base color of the egg. The outside of that egg looks pretty light, not white but pretty light. Do you have any chickens laying eggs that color?

    To me it also looks like an external stain, especially if some of the others had it. I don’t have a clue what would cause that and not leave a clue in the nest, especially if others were also stained.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It does look larger......but the ones in the carton cups look small, pullet eggs I'd guess.
     

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