eggs all of the sudden speckled?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zoespaartin, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. zoespaartin

    zoespaartin Out Of The Brooder

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    Today most of the hens laid speckled eggs. They don't usually. What does this mean? Is there something off in their diet?

    Also, sometimes I see almost black poop, and it can be watery. What does that mean?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    What did they get for treats.

    I love speckled eggs. It gives them class.

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  3. zoespaartin

    zoespaartin Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they might have eaten some of my daughter's goldfish, but otherwise they just eat their feed and grass and bugs.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Then you are blessed. Get ready for speckled eggs!
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have noticed more speckling on my eggs also. Some of mine have white speckles instead of the darker spots. It's a fun surprise!!
     
  6. DawnM

    DawnM Out Of The Brooder

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    All of our chickens in a mixed flock eat the same thing but only the Buff Orpington lays speckled eggs. My daughter and the other kids love them, they eat them first. They think they are special. Anything that doesn't look like store bought eggs gets people excited.
     
  7. Strange_Screams

    Strange_Screams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its supposed to having something to do with certain minerals being present or absent along with the amount of calcium. There was this great post someone did, A huge history lesson on the origin of chocolate brown eggs...I can't find it again, lol
     
  8. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Have your chickens been sunbathing? bet those are freckles on them eggs. [​IMG]

    JK my hens do the same thing.
     

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