Is this egg shell normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pauleberly, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. pauleberly

    pauleberly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This egg comes from my smallest maran. It almost looks bloody to me. Everything on the inside is fine but the coloring is so far off compared to the other marans.

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  2. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    The coating on maran eggs is very thick so sometimes the colouring can be rubbed off of a freshly laid egg. That's what I think it looks like happened. Is this the only egg she has laid like this?
     
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  3. pauleberly

    pauleberly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she's fairly consistent with them. It's usually 2-3 a week. Everything else is completely normal.

    I really don't care about color as long as the bird will be ok lol
     
  4. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    It is kind of odd looking but I don't think egg shell colour will affect her health. As long as it's a hard shell and looks normal on the inside you shouldn't have to worry.
     
  5. pauleberly

    pauleberly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! Thank you very much
     
  6. chickluvinfreak

    chickluvinfreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    No problem :). How old is your hen by the way?
     

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