My RIR last three eggs have been speckled....like paint splatter, but

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by BethieofVA, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can rub off the speckles. Is this just excess calcium? I think they are rather pretty regardless.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump!
     
  3. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey fellow Virginian!

    Well, that happens to a lot of our eggs too. Like sometimes they look kind of powdery, but if you wipe them it goes away. Maybe it's the bloom coating that keeps bacteria out?

    Oh just checked out your website - lemon pie - yummy!!!!! I would have eaten it ![​IMG]
     
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  4. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    It's excess bloom. Nothing to worry about.
     
  5. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    happens to mine all the time too
     
  6. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey friend!!!!

    I think it might be extra calcium, it only comes off if you scratch at it. LOL!! Come on over and I will make you some pie!!

    Where are you guys?
     
  7. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey friend!!!!

    I think it might be extra calcium, it only comes off if you scratch at it. LOL!! Come on over and I will make you some pie!!

    Where are you guys?

    Thanks for the offer to make pie. So sweet. We're in Prince George County, near Hopewell. Are you coming to the poultry show on Sat.? It's at the state fairgrounds. Lots of birds to see!!
     
  8. BethieofVA

    BethieofVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey friend!!!!

    I think it might be extra calcium, it only comes off if you scratch at it. LOL!! Come on over and I will make you some pie!!

    Where are you guys?

    Thanks for the offer to make pie. So sweet. We're in Prince George County, near Hopewell. Are you coming to the poultry show on Sat.? It's at the state fairgrounds. Lots of birds to see!!

    You are right up the road! I didn't know there was one. Hmmmm, off to check it out. I am thinking I might need to do a little road trip.
     
  9. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing like a fall road trip! This is my first show, so I'm really excited. Warning though: there will be birds for sale!!! Maybe I'll see you there. Oh, I'm Suzette I have blonde hair and glasses and I've entered a few Dominiques. I don't know if you're on pet chickens of VA, but there is a lady on there that has Buckeyes, (weebug) and I adopted one of her roos and I have entered him as well. Buckeyes are neat birds!!

    http://vapoultrybreeders.angelfire.com/
     
  10. mrsmaonaigh

    mrsmaonaigh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've had a couple of our hens lay eggs like that too. I was giving them extra oyster shell at one point and the shells were speckled and really thick so I cut that out. We still get a speckled one now and then but they seem fine.
     

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