First egg and it is speckled....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by undergroundchickens, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my very first egg today. It is very speckled....I believe it is from my RIR hen. Is it normal for the first eggs to be speckled and they outgrow it or will her eggs stay speckled?

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  2. our 5 chickie babies

    our 5 chickie babies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Congrats!! on your first egg.We are newbies and are still waiting.Our babies are 15 weeks old.
    JIM&LINDY
     
  3. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cool! Congrats!
     
  4. lizzy06019

    lizzy06019 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're newbies too but from what I've read here on BYC it's OK. Considering this is a young layer, she may still be working out all the kinks. I think it's just an extra layer of calcium put down in the making of the egg shell step. Hopefully someone else can explain this better than I.

    E.T.A. CONGRATS on the first egg!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. bigoakhunter

    bigoakhunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How cool, I would love to get a speckled egg lik that to add to my colorful egg basket!
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    That's pretty common here from my EE's. I was guessing it was because they're pigs when it comes to eating oyster shell. They eat it like it was cracked corn.
     
  7. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the comments. I am very excited about my first egg. The girls are 20 weeks today. It was well worth the wait. [​IMG]
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Beautiful egg! Congrats!

    My RIR lays an egg with tiny white speckles, although you have to really look to see them. Nowhere near as speckled as yours!
     
  9. myway57

    myway57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one RIR that has red specks in her egg shell not white..... looks cool
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