Different egg question?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nichole77, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs look as if they have paint splattered on them. Its hard light colored splatters. Any idea. The other day I got a shell-less egg from a very new layer so I thought nothing of it. They get layer pellets and leftovers and free range around the yard all day. I got 2 today from different hens like this. One is a good layer the other is new and different breeds
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I bet it's the girls just starting. Some may lay speckled eggs their whole lives. Not to worry. They should get the laying thing down soon.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It's just an extra thick covering of "bloom". I think it is an indication that the chickies are healthy. It should scrub off if it bothers you.
     
  4. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't bother me. I was just concerned for the health of my girls. I want to make sure that they are eating properly and healthy.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Just a normal thing for some hens to lay these...nothing to worry about....
     

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