red speckling on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gossamer, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. gossamer

    gossamer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I have a RIR and Australorp that just began laying a few weeks ago. Occasionally the brown egg has small red speckles on it. Is that okay? Thanks and have a good one, Gossamer
     
  2. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    A picture might help...

    If it's just speckling like darker pigment, it's fine.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Perfectly fine, not all eggs just like people come out the same!! [​IMG] They are so pretty in a bowl sitting on the counter! I love getting those. I call them my freckle eggs.
     
  4. gossamer

    gossamer Out Of The Brooder

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    They are speckled but it is actually dark red in color.. like blood spots. I don't know how to post a pic yet.... Gossamer
     
  5. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Click at the top on "uploads" ... find the picture you want on your computer by browsing then click upload. After it uploads it'll give you a thumbnail (small, don't use it) and image (use this one) URL. Highlight the whole URL by left clicking, then right click to copy. In a reply right click again and hit "paste" to click the URL link into the reply. Once you post the reply it'll put the pic in.
     
  6. gossamer

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    Thanks I can't get them to show up in pics though.....I guess if they are likely normal we'll be okay! Thanks, Gossamer
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    They're fine. I get them this way quite often. [​IMG]
     
  8. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get them a lot too, it doesn't make them any less yummy [​IMG]
     
  9. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Like everyone says very common. I have a baared rock that lays nothing but speckled eggs.

    Missi
     
  10. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes just fine. My oldest rhode island red hen started laying eggs with specks a couple months ago and I was worried. And I posted pics on here. And was told by everyone they were fine.
     

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