Odd looking eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Iansbp, Oct 12, 2018.

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  1. Iansbp

    Iansbp Hatching

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    I tried googling this problem but nothing came up and now I'm looking to you guys for help. One of my girls layed an odd looking egg. It has blue spots and a few chips in it. Has anybody seen this problem before?
     

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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to BYC! Is this egg from a new layer?
     
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  3. Iansbp

    Iansbp Hatching

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    Thank you! My guess is yes, I know 1 of my 6 just recently started laying but I'm not sure if it's her who layed this specific egg. And the rest of the girls never layed anything this ugly! Maybe smaller eggs with a little blood but no blue.
     
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  4. AlleysChicks

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    Normal. It may work it’s way to plain but it may not. Have you tried washing it? To see if the spots come off?
     
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  5. Iansbp

    Iansbp Hatching

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    Just tried, im sure it's blood now because some of it seems to be coming off. I didn't even think of that because of how blue it was! That's crazy, thanks!
     
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  6. AlleysChicks

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    it was probably the bloom not blood. Sometimes extra pigment is thrown on there. But glad I could help :D
     
  7. LoveMyChickenBabies

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    Glad you joined our flock! We are sure you'll love it here, so pull up a roost!

    I don't know that much about eggs, but it might be a calcium deficiency.
     
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  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ditto Dat^^^

    'Speckled' eggs can happen for several different reasons...very few, if any, of which are a 'problem'.
    Can be caused by:
    Excess or uneven pigment coating.
    Excess or uneven cuticle(bloom).
    Excess calcium deposits.
    Porous eggs can appear speckled.
    Some birds lay them consistently, some only once in awhile.
    The pigment or bloom can change appearance when wet, then change back when dry again.

    As long as bird is getting a good diet and is healthy in every other way, it is no cause for concern.
     
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