Spots on brown egg shells?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Mattemma, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    I have 3 red sex link hens.I noticed before 1 egg collected often had reddish/brown spots on it.Yesterday I noticed 2.Just wondering if there is some sort of health issue going on with diet that I need to fix.All 3 had laid eggs all winter.One of the hens does not lay everyday,and one of the eggs is smaller than the others.

    Are the spots a sign of a problem?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have a GC Maran that will sometimes have lighter brown spots on her very dark brown JUMBO eggs.
    I have a Barred Rock that always has white spots on her eggs.

    I can change their diet and it won't make a difference. It's just what they do.
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    As Mahonri pointed out, it's just what they do. [​IMG]

    Sometimes my girls lay eggs that way (I have four Golden Comets that do it) and sometimes they don't. There's nothing to worry about there. It's completely normal. [​IMG]
  4. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    Thanks for the input.Just wanted to ask and make sure our girls are OK since I could find no mention of it online.
  5. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2009
    North Carolina
    My red sex links do that too, about once a week.
  6. flores girl

    flores girl New Egg

    Jan 9, 2013
    My hen laid ten eggs and was sitting on them for twenty two days and where she laid them was a bad spot. It rained really hard one night and they were floating in cold rain water for ten minutes or so until my husband and I ran out to get them. We brought them inside placed them in a box with shavings and we set up a heating lamp. But three of the eggs are starting to get tiny little brown spots on them. And we don't have an incubator. We are just praying that the heating lamp is enough. We turn them every 3 to 4 hours. But we don't know what else to do. Do you guys think they will be okay.? Or will they hatch?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2013
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    This is a very old thread and your question would be better answered if you post a new thread in the Incubating and Hatching forum.

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