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Eggs with splatters?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lfoose, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Medina, OH
    One of my RIR's is laying an egg about one every other day. She seems healthy with a good appetite...but I've noticed her eggs look a bit odd.

    They come out with what looks like splatters of mud or plaster on them. Thespots are a beige color and are hard and come off of the egg if you pick it off w/your finger nail. She is laying in a clean nesting box. I cracked open one and the only thing different is there seemed to be a blood spot? floating in the white.

    Any ideas on what is causing this? Are the eggs still safe to eat?
  2. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Maybe they are calcium (?) deposits. I've read somewhere here about them. Try doing a search, I'm sure you'll find something.
  3. unionwirewoman

    unionwirewoman Songster

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kalispell , MT
    I get them on my eggs too . Don't know the cause , but my chickens are happy and healthy . Oh and the eggs are from different breeds if that helps ![​IMG]
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    The egg could just be getting an extra dose of pigmentation as it goes through the oviduct. If the inside looks fine, I wouldn't worry about it.

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