Help! How do I keep these marans eggs from getting all scratched up?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Hillbillyred, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. Hillbillyred

    Hillbillyred Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there... my Black Copper marans must lay a "wet" egg and then move them around with thier feet because by the time I get to the coop the eggs always looks like this... even if I get there right away. The other breeds eggs look fine and dont have these scratches. They lay all in wood shavings and I have tried straw too with the same problem. Any ideas on how to get a cleaner looking egg? Thanks!

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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Aw, what a shame as thats a nice dark one! All eggs are laid 'wet' with bloom....marans coatings just seem to be more likely to get scratched up, even after they dry.

    I'd ask what to do about it in the marans thread...would be curious to know if there's a solution, if you find one please post it here too?.
     

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