Odd spotted eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by GreggsEggs, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. GreggsEggs

    GreggsEggs Cooped Up

    Aug 31, 2007
    Caneyville, KY
    Every so often I get a couple spotted eggs out of 2-3 dozen. They are brown eggs with reddish spots. I even get some that have dark and light spots and when help up to a bright light they are translucent almost transparent.

    Here are a couple of pictures.....let me know if i should be concerned or not..... is there a problem with their diet?



  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Thats normal coloring for eggs....something to do with the traveling time down the oviduct!
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Look fine to me! I used to have a hen who laid pinkish eggs with lavender speckles sometimes. Pretty! I love the speckled ones.
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    Yep i have a Buff orp hen that gives me some of those, they're perfectly normal.
  5. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    Normal. my buff orp lays those eggs all the time.
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:She still does.
    It is normal.
    My RIR's lay eggs that look exactly like your pic.
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Those are very normal for backyard chicken owners to get from their hens sometimes....Only reason they seem odd is because everyone is use to store bought eggs that have been washed and waxed, steamed and pressed, run through x-ray machines!...LOL... [​IMG] [​IMG]

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