Eggsshell with brown specks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by QHnPPcks, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. QHnPPcks

    QHnPPcks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two production red hens (what feedstore called them) who lay pretty brown eggs. Occasionally, an egg will have small reddish-brown spots on the shell. Any ideas the reason this occurs?
     
  2. BlueSkyeRanch

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    My bantam eggs have those same specks. They are new layers (maybe 2 weeks) so I'm curious too
     
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    The section on speckles in that article should also include...sometimes it just happens and it's not a problem.


    I have several hens whose speckled eggs change regularly...some who only have speckles part of the time, it's just a pigmentation glitch/variance.
     
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  5. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    'cause they are chickens, not machines!
    Barring an obvious health problem, its nothing to worry about.
    From time to time they will all lay speckled eggs, bumpy eggs, wrinkled eggs, small eggs, double yolkers, oblong eggs, soft shells, etc.....
    Its all fine.
    Just make sure they are well fed, get enough calcium and lots of water. And enjoy the variation.
     
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  6. BlueSkyeRanch

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    Everyone is so helpful, thank you [​IMG]
     
  7. QHnPPcks

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    I feel better now; thanks to all for taking the time to answer. I did read the entire article, and it was informative and reassuring. Love my girls and try to give them good care.
     

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