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Eggs with splatters?

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

  1. lfoose

    lfoose Songster

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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