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???? egg colored funny ????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick rookie, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a funny kinda speckled pink egg... is something wrong with it or is it normal for a certain breed that I didn't know I had... lol this is the first egg like this I have got.
    Told ya I would drive ya'll nuts with the questions. sorry
    If this has already been asked someplace I'm sorry I looked but didn't find.[​IMG]
     
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  2. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg always tastes the same, but many chicken breeds lay many different colored eggs, including pink. There are theories that speckles show a nutrient lack, but I disagree. I have been mixing breeds for several years, until this year when we got "0" hatched, so I bought pullets, but I've gotten speckled and non-speckled and the same breed can lay darker or lighter eggs. It's all about the melatonin in the hen.
     
  3. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok at least I know nothing is wrong with my hens... now I'm really going to show how stupid I am... lol what is melatonin?
     
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    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o ok thanks
     
  6. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and thanks for the dictionary web site. I book marked it
     
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    shannondee12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had one similar but it was just excessive bloom.
     
  8. chick rookie

    chick rookie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok once again I feel like a dumb butt... I tried to look up the bloom in ref, to chickens and all I can find is about flowers and trees...so what is excessive bloom, please I guess ya cant learn if ya don't ask.
     
  9. donrae

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    Bloom is the protective moist coating a hen's body applies to the egg just as it's laid. It "seals" the egg and helps protect the contents from bacteria transfer.

    I think your egg is just a glitch in one of your hen's systems and will work itself out. New layers especially don't always have all the kinks worked out, and you get some really funky eggs. No shells, no yolks, double yolks, shells with weird ridges/bumps/lumps, things like that. You just don't know hens lay eggs like that cause they never make it to the grocery store.
     

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