Grey chalk like stuff on my eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bledsoe95, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. bledsoe95

    bledsoe95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get a egg every now & again that has this chalk like stuff on it and its grey. It dont wash off either. Any1 know what this is?
     
  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    It's probably the BLOOM, the natural anti-bacterial coating that hens leave on their eggs. If you ever watch a hen lay an egg, or find one just after it's been laid, you'll see that it's wet. This wetness soon dries, and sometimes it looks somewhat powdery. You certainly don't need to wash it off. It's intended to protect the porous eggshell from bacteria invasion. That's why fresh eggs don't spoil when left out of the refrigerator. It's really fascinating!
     
  3. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

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    It is bloom, just an extra dose of it [​IMG] The egg factory made an oopsie! It's all good!
     

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