"Splotchy" eggs after a few days, what is going on?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lebijourouge, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Lebijourouge

    Lebijourouge New Egg

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    Our Wyandotte pullets have started laying their first eggs:)
    We decided to go the European way and store eggs on the counter (unwashed of course!)
    I have noticed after a few days, the egg will become splotchy looking, it looks like it is going on inside of the egg and not on the surface. The eggs do not look like this when I collect them, they are one solid color.

    What is going on? Is this normal? These girls have free choice oyster shells, are on organic layer feed, and get veggie scraps often. Like I said, these are their first eggs, they have been laying for about 2 weeks now. They are fertilized eggs, there is a rooster in their pen.[​IMG]
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because the color of brown eggs is deposited in the "bloom" of the egg, something could be rubbing the bloom off....
     
  3. BBQJOE

    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry about it. They are just practicing.
     
  4. Lebijourouge

    Lebijourouge New Egg

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    Should I put them in the fridge until the girls figure things out?
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like uneven bloom, I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  6. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is condensation forming when you bring them in from outside?
     

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