Speckled egg?

Mamachic1967

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I have one chicken that tends to lay a speckled egg. I do get the odd one but this one is covered. Can anyone tell me why?
 

ShellyBear

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Some chickens just lay speckled eggs, or the speckles could be extra calcium forming on the shell thats why the spots might be bumpy, its not dangerous.
 
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donrae

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It's not related to calcium, from my understanding.

A brown egg is genetically a white egg (when you crack it, the inside of the shell is white) with a "spray" of brown coating on the outside. This spray accounts for the different shades of brown that different hens lay. Some hens apply a nice, even coating of spray. Some have a sprayer that gets, well, clogged for lack of a better term. Think of a can of spray paint when it's not shaken well. It spatters. This is pretty much what happens with some hens. Now, I'm not advising you to shake your hen
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, just enjoy your pretty speckled eggs.





 

Alagrace

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My Welsummer lays brown speckled eggs! I love them. From what I have heard, researched, speckled eggs is common from the Welsummers, :) Love your photos of your eggs.
 

natalie1989

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I found this one today from one of my Barred Rocks, I believe. I thought it was dirty, but now I just think it's pretty! She has just begun laying in the last few days. I love all the helpful info here.
 
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