Orange goo on outside of eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PopVultureATX, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. PopVultureATX

    PopVultureATX Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi-

    I noticed twice this week that some of my eggs (I have three layers) had splotches of orange-y stuff on the outside. It was slightly sticky- the shavings stuck to it. I know that sometimes you'll get a little poop on the eggs, but this is something I've never seen before. Does this sound familiar to anyone? My hens are behaving exactly as they usually do; they grumble in the morning until I let them out, then they sprint out into the yard to scratch around all day. When I feed them in the evenings, they are as crazy about food as usual and happily go back into the coop.

    I'm just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about. Thoughts?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Broken or eaten or soft egg-
     
  3. PopVultureATX

    PopVultureATX Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok that makes perfect sense. Thanks so much!
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    No problem
     

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