Funky, weird egg from Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RaMaKosmom, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. RaMaKosmom

    RaMaKosmom Just Hatched

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    So, we've only had chickens for about a 1.5 years & it's all come pretty easy to us... Until now!
    One of my Rhode Island Reds layed an egg that has a bright "red" section on the top & the top only. It's quite rough in comparison to the rest of the surface of the egg.
    Any ideas as to why this happened or what we can do to make them go back to "normal"? Tia!
     

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickens occasionally lay odd eggs, If she continues to lay eggs like that then there’s probably a problem
     
  3. Hen Pen Jem

    Hen Pen Jem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown layers deposit a heme (blood derived) tint on the egg shell. My brown layers have occasionally laid uneven colored eggs too. As the hen ages this can be caused by stress, environment, or nutritional needs. Try supplementing the hen with a good vitamin product. Many keepers use Nutridrench; I do too for a quick oral boost. But, I also really like Vionate which is sprinkled on the feed. It can be used for a couple of months when stress levels are high such as hot weather, predator presence, or the addition of new hens or rooster. Even if you do nothing, the coloring may correct eventually anyways. If it is nutritional, it could be an indicator of impending illness. So do keep an eye on that hen.
    God Bless to you and your little hen. :)
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Could be a one off glitch...funky eggs can be common this time of year as hens ramp down production to molt.

    I would do nothing but observe, unless it happens constantly.....
    .....then try to ascertain the cause and possible remedy.
     
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  5. RaMaKosmom

    RaMaKosmom Just Hatched

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    Thanks everyone. That's kinda what I thought but was also curious if it was a nutritional issue. I'll watch for a while & then we'll go from there!
     
  6. Silkiesarefluffydinos

    Silkiesarefluffydinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!!i'be never seen that beforw!! That's really cool! We have a credit and she, nor any of our others, have don't that before!
     
  7. Silkiesarefluffydinos

    Silkiesarefluffydinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *RiR
     
  8. Farmgirl47

    Farmgirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once had an egg that (split evenly down the middle) was half cream in color, and the other half was a different shade of light brown. :lau
     
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