Grey bloom?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Niss, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a white egg with a thick almost greenish grey coating over all but the pionty end yesterday. It was on the floor in a corner. Since I have never had an egg that color (grey) can I assume it represents a new gal's work, or is it just dirty (DH said it looks like someone has been eating coal ashes, haha)? I have one gal that puts a thick pinkish bloom on her brown eggs...so I figure bloom is consistant with each hen. I do have ducks in the coop (never got an egg from 6 of the 7 females) and two silkies that I've yet to sex--all hatched in srping...any of those birds could have layed on the floor (one of the silkies can't/won't get up to the nest boxes)...

    What do you think is going on?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Duck egg?????
     
  3. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have pekins, sweeds, and cuyugas (which are said to lay grey eggs, but this was white under a grey coating)...and befor you laugh at me for saying it could be a silkie or a duck, my mallard's eggs were fairly small
     

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