Do spotted eggs indicate something's wrong?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gritsar, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I get a few blue spotted eggs a week from my brahmas. Some have faint blue spots, hard to see. The egg I got this afternoon has darker blue spots all over it.
    They have layer feed and oyster shell available at all times. Their treats menu consist of whatever I have handy; usually bread, fresh corn, figs, and today they found some pecans in the yard that I had apparently run over with the car. They also free-range all day.
    The eggshells are very strong, hard to crack. I'm just wondering if the spots indicate a vitamin deficency or something? [​IMG]
     
  2. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    One of my RIR crosses lays large spotted brown eggs- they're delicious!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Thanks Lynne. Speckled told me the same thing.
    They're quite beautiful with the blue spots overlaying the brown. [​IMG]
     
  4. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you lucked up and got some groovy layers.
     
  5. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it, especially if your girls are young and just starting to lay. Some hens just lay spotted eggs all the time, and new layers often give unusual results, or strange things, like the super thick egg shells. My EE shells were sooo hard last spring, but now they are growing older, the shells are more normal in thickness, though the membranes can still be really thick. My blue egger occasionally lays eggs with a sand-like texture on the outside--very rarely--but the eggs are still tasty!
     
  6. christmaschicken

    christmaschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My EE has speckled eggs at least 1 - 2 each week and they are fine... they taste just as good! I think they are pretty!
     

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