Hello from Grapevine, TX!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LizardBlair, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. LizardBlair

    LizardBlair New Egg

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    My name is Elizabeth and I just started my flock this past weekend with 3 pullets and 1 year old Buff who is currently laying. She has laid 3 eggs so far spaced every 48 hours. I am storing at room temp and have noticed that over time the eggs develop tiny, dark spots that almost resemble grease. Pic shows fresh egg at top, 48 hr egg in middle, and 92 hr egg at bottom. Is air getting in? They are not washed. Is the shell too thin? Thanks in advance and glad to meet you folks![​IMG]
     
  2. ronmauldin

    ronmauldin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from the Ocean State!

    I haven't run into that problem. Could just be residual bacteria growth on the bloom. Try washing one of her next eggs and comparing it to the others.
     
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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on what ronmauldin said. Does this always happen? If not then it may just be an odd egg.

    Make sure you hens have plenty of calcium, water and food. Is it hot there? If so, then the drastic temperature change from coop to house may be causing this too.

    Here's a link.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems

    Glad you joined!!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. My wife and I both grew up only about an hour or so drive from Grapevine (Blue Ridge, TX, for her, Greenville for me). You have been given some good advice by ronmauldin, and a good link to check out by Mountain Peeps. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Why are you storing them at room temp? I prefer to refrigerate eating eggs. Especially during the hot summer months, eggs can spoil sitting out on the counter.

    Enjoy your eggs and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Maybe what they call a mottled/ glassy shell
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/publications/1/egg-quality-handbook/23/mottled-or-glassy-shells
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps020
    Quote:
    "Mottled shells have pale translucent spots (sometimes called "windows") of various sizes. Such eggs appear normal when laid. The mottling develops later and may be noticeable half an hour after laying, although it is more easily detected a day later. This abnormality is inherited, although a similar effect can be induced artificially, such as when a wet, newly laid egg slides across the wire cage floor instead of rolling, or when a hen's toenail scratches the surface of a recently laid egg."
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Sounds like your eggs will be fine if you pick them up often and refrigerate them - hot weather is bad on all of us.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    That's some good information that Kelsie2290 has given you.
     

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