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Speckled Egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sramelyk, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. sramelyk

    sramelyk In the Brooder

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    Well, since my 1 hen started laying she has laid about 1 egg every day for the last 2 months. Occasionally missing a day. Today, she laid her first egg that looked different than the rest. Just wondering if it indicates something.. Like lack of something in her diet, etc.


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  2. sramelyk

    sramelyk In the Brooder

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    What worries me is that I thought speckled eggs were produced by certain breeds. Or the egg color was kinda personal to each chicken. It bothers me that suddenly after 2 months of solid eggs I have a speckled one.
     
  3. Gofygure

    Gofygure Songster

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    I sometimes get a freckled egg too. :) If it's an indicator of trouble than it must be a minor one, because my ladies have been just fine. You're right in thinking that egg "type" varies by breed and by chicken, but no chicken lays a uniform egg every day.

    Brown eggs are actually white eggs with a coating of pigment applied during the laying process. I guess the speckled ones get a bit splattered in the process.
     
  4. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

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    I had a maran whose egg color would vary a little and would sometimes have speckles. I think the egg paint sprayer potion of their bodies just isn't always perfect.
     
  5. sramelyk

    sramelyk In the Brooder

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    Ok, thanks... This is good to know! Whew.. I love the freckles though, the egg is so cool looking..
     

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