spots on the eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missnatalie, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. missnatalie

    missnatalie Out Of The Brooder

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    just wondering why my brown eggs have spots on them ! if i scrub hard they would come off, but i know that is not good to scrub the eggs when cleaning them. should i just leave them alone?
    has anyone that a bad egg will float in a bowl of water? i heard that i worked
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have had the same thing for years. To me it's just part of having backyard chickens, the variations in the eggs vs the nazi looking eggs you get in the grocery store. It's just part of the "finish" process of the hen making an egg, folks call it speckled. It in no way effects the egg quality.
     
  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto above. Sometimes it is actually little blood spots but doesn't affect the edible part of the egg.

    Yes, if an egg has gone bad it will completely float in a bowl of water. Don't confuse this with one end standing up as all eggs have air pockets in them and tend to tip that end up when placed in water.
     
  4. missnatalie

    missnatalie Out Of The Brooder

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    oh i love that name of the bad eggs!
     
  5. missnatalie

    missnatalie Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the info
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thank you [​IMG]

    I'd had my own birds for years and years. I was at my mom's house and opened a carton of grocery store eggs and that's totally what popped into my head--all white, totally unifom, all exactly the same. Nazi eggs!
     

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