Is this bad?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shari6083, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Shari6083

    Shari6083 New Egg

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    I have one chicken whose eggs consistently look like the picture. I think it is blood that is speckled on it but I'm not sure...it does wash off. I don't know which of my seven chickens is doing this. Should I worry? Do anything?
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think this a cause for any concern I had a wyandotte that layed eggs with specks all the time.
     
  3. Chickery Chick

    Chickery Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RR hens layed eggs like that all the time. Never had a problem.
     
  4. imtrying

    imtrying Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there something different about the speckles than a normal speckled egg? it doesn't look like blood to me. it looks like a normal speckled egg (eg..welsummer, marans, etc., etc). several breeds can/do lay speckled eggs. a couple are famous for it - - the welsummer.
     
  5. Shari6083

    Shari6083 New Egg

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    Thanks ladies! Well it washes off with a little scrub brush, so the only thing I could think of was blood. Although it doesn't really look like blood...I really don't know what it is. Sounds like I don't need to worry. [​IMG]
     
  6. imtrying

    imtrying Chillin' With My Peeps

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    regular "speckles" will wash off - - you can wash the brown off a marans egg.

    it isn't part of the shell. it's a coating.

    egg shells only come in two colors - white and blue.
     
  7. Shari6083

    Shari6083 New Egg

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    Thanks! That's good to know.
     

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