spots on eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by broken bridge farms, May 25, 2011.

  1. broken bridge farms

    broken bridge farms Out Of The Brooder

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    i keep getting eggs with dark spots on the shell are they ok what is it
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NC! The spots are fine. Just a little more concentrated pigment in some areas. I love the speckledy eggs, they are so pretty!
     
  3. torrelee

    torrelee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of ladies do you have??
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Yeah, they are fine. Some spots will wash off (not that I've ever bothered, I think they are kind of pretty) and some won't. Some are drops of blood that have gathered on the shell during the eggshell forming process. Some are excess eggshell color pigment.

    They are harmless and make the egg basket that much prettier [​IMG]

    I wouldn't worry unless you start seeing copious amounts of blood on the eggs or on the hens bottom.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2011
  5. ForgottenGlen

    ForgottenGlen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was getting the same thing, I think it was from putting them in the sink and going back later to wash them. Either from them sitting in one spot for awhile, or sitting in water. Does it look like this?

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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That's different from the speckled eggs. That could be water damage, I dunno. Several things can cause an egg to look like that.

    I don't wash eggs, so can't say for sure.
     
  7. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roxy, our Barred Rock lays spotted eggs sometimes.
     

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