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Spots on eggs.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by shanny77, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. shanny77

    shanny77 New Egg

    Mar 31, 2017
    This is my first ever post on BYC so thank you to anyone who answers. [​IMG] I have a Buff oprington that lays speckled eggs but I've been getting these eggs lately.. is it blood. It washes off as you can see .. the spot on the side I washed. The red spots are so perfectly uniformed is why I didn't at first think it was blood, but spots don't wash off if it's part of the breed of the hen.. if she lays speckled eggs etc. What can it be caused from.. what should I do to help her if it is blood.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2017
  2. King CreekRanch

    King CreekRanch Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2017
    It is not blood it is a pigment discoloration. Brown pigment dose wash off. These eggs are common in new layers and if it is hot where you live or if the hen has under gone stress lately it can cause this.
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under shanny77 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received some great advice, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas, shiny, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Great link by N F C - I know the article on eggs will answer your question. Good luck and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
  8. shanny77

    shanny77 New Egg

    Mar 31, 2017
    Thank you everyone!! The article was very helpful!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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