Speckled egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mamachic1967, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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?
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  2. ShellyBear

    ShellyBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two that lay speckled eggs on looks like that the other is pinkish w/white spots. I'd like to know as well my guess is just it is just extra pigmentation
     
  4. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, that's a relief!
     
  5. Mamachic1967

    Mamachic1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems to be normal, extra calcium I suppose.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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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 [​IMG], just enjoy your pretty speckled eggs.

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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I love speckled eggs, yours are pretty.
     
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  8. Alagrace

    Alagrace Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  9. 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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