Is this egg normal? It's kinda neat!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lillyrosesmum, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. lillyrosesmum

    lillyrosesmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it has an extra layer of white speckles.
     
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  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks "normal", is it a first egg? When Pullets first start laying the eggs are smaller but get larger as time goes on, so would think the coloring would vary until the Pullet is older/Hen. BYC members correct me if I'm misinformed...
     
  3. lillyrosesmum

    lillyrosesmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she is regular layer, almost daily. Not exactly sure how old because we purchased her as a 1 year old from a friend of a friend so you never know. Sometimes that extra layer is barely noticeable and sometimes it's super thick.
     
  4. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got one that does this too- a Buff Orp. So far she lays mostly small eggs (1.6oz) that are nearly round- with giant eggs here and there, and I mean 2.6oz eggs. They all come out looking like yours with the 'not so clear coat' effect. No clue about the reason but they're normal inside.
     
  5. lillyrosesmum

    lillyrosesmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are normal inside too! Hmmm... interesting. :idunno
     
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  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    It's just a an excessively thick layer of the bloom, no worries... :)
     
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  7. ChickNanny13

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    That's good to know....One of my pullets first egg popped out of her on to the ground/dirt in front of me...She turned around, looked at it then looked at me....I picked it up, was wet which I assumed was the bloom which I knew nothing about prior to BYC :) She since lays in the next box. But the look on her face...
     
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  8. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad you asked this question lillyrosesmum, I've been wondering for a couple months now -- and now RavynFallen has solved our mystery! Awesome!
     
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  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Welcome... and sometimes there's a bit of extra calcium over it too... kinda like they missed a layer and just add it on at the end, lol...

    I had same thing happen! :gig
     
  10. lillyrosesmum

    lillyrosesmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could've seen that! :lau
     

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