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Egg Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Firefly, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Firefly

    Firefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my RIRs has started laying and I've noticed sometimes the tops of the eggs are whitish. They aren't soft at all, so I don't think it's a calcium issue. I know the egg color can be a little off when they start laying-- but always in the same spot? Is that normal too?

    Thanks [​IMG]

    Kelli
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    i dont know, maybe she sits on it when its still wet. i think its fascinating that if its just laid and still wet, you can rub off the color! also - just think of it as unique!
     
  3. Firefly

    Firefly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I didn't know that about being able to rub off egg color when wet!

    Thanks for the reply [​IMG]

    Kelli
     
  4. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a RIR that just started laying a week ago and have noticed the same thing. Also, her eggs are really tiny still. I guess it will take awhile to get "prefect eggies".
     

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