Does anyone know why an egg has spots on the outside sometimes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ELOISEtheCHICKEN, Sep 5, 2008.


    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have a chicken that is laying eggs with spots. They almost look like paint splatters. She lays a brown egg and the spots are a slightly lighter shade of brown. She just started doing this. She started laying about 8 -12 weeks ago and is a barred rock.
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2008
    Huh.. maybe you have a chick who thinks she's a quail![​IMG]
  3. ashyannehand

    ashyannehand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Wade, Mississippi
    I get those all the time from my girls. I had never thought to ask why. Good question. I hope we get an explination.

    Good luck![​IMG]
  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Prepare yourselves people...its blood spatters.
  5. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Quote:Blood splatters, huh?! Boy, that really makes me glad I aint a hen! LOL!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not always blood. Lots of hens lay speckled eggs. It's just pigment and if you get the egg right after it's laid they'll wipe off.
  7. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    ;)Cynthia, that's why I figured it was blood, they wash or wipe off...glad to learn/know my hens laying extra large eggs are NOT tearing themselves every day:D

    ELOISEtheCHICKEN Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2008
    its not blood, a few times the splattering was white. I thought maybe extra calcium hthat is depositing on the egg shell or something. But the last two eggs from her have had the light brown splatters, i doesn't wipe off.....though it might scrub off.
  9. wyliefarms

    wyliefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    If it is raised then it is calcium depoists.

    Some hens just lay eggs that have spots on them. Just the individual hen's quirks.
  10. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2007
    Yep, when it comes to the wonderful nutricious backyard flock layed eggs, one needs to get over the crystal white perfect looking inferior eggs that are the result of abused caged hens!

    Then a normal dozen eggs coming from a average backyard flock will have some small medium and large, as well as a variety of colors and shapes....more wholesome and alot more fun, if you aren't freaked out with the normal difference that a healthy backyard flock provides eh?

    Enjoy the great eggs your flock provides and forget about the commercial, use to eat less than the best eggs! [​IMG]


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