My crazy looking eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shep1478, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. Shep1478

    Shep1478 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 5 hens are laying on avg about 3 a day. I can't figure out why I'm getting speckled eggs!
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  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is just the pigmentation of the egg. It can be caused by disturbances during the laying process, or excess calcium. It does not hurt the quality of the egg in any way. It happens to mine all the time. I think they are beautiful. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It'll really blow your mind when you take one of those eggs and gently scrub it with a scotch brite pad (under some water) and watch what happens!

    We get a few of those a week...I think it's just their spray painter going wonky from time to time!
     
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  4. tav1

    tav1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens have contract painters...
    Who would of thought.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Some birds lay speckled eggs... I like them.
     
  6. Shep1478

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    And now.... [​IMG]
     

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