Spotted Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickiKat, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    I got my first spotted eggs today. What lays spotted eggs??
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    My chooks sometimes toww out a spotted egg, its like the pigment layer right before the eggs is laid just goes on a little thicker than usual. No biggie.
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    Gray, TN
    I started getting those this week too, and yours look like mine, the spots are almost purple looking. Weird alien chickens.
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Both my Production Reds and Barred Rocks lay those on occasion. I have found that when I rinse them off, if I scratch at them, they come right off. I'm thinking mine come from the tract inside, just spots of stuff that stick to the egg on it's way out. It'd be cool, though to have large polka dots on them... yep... bet these city slickers would pay good for polka dotted eggs..... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
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  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Most brown layers do, from time to time.

    If the jets get just a little clogged in the spray paint booth, this is what you get. Quality Control send them on through anyhow, because the inside meets spec, apparently.
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    My RIR and 2 EE's will sometimes lay spotted eggs. I have no idea why, but I think they are neat.
  8. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    My EE lays green so maybe it is my RIR. Getting her little ink jets clogged...[​IMG]
  9. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    All my girls will throw spots periodically. White spots seem to come primarily from the Wyandottes; the Wellies, while they normally lay uniform dark eggs will sometimes throw a heavily speckled one, or, even more fun, a "pinto" egg. The Java, before I ate her, laid a darkly-speckled egg.

    I love them that way; brings even more color to the egg carton.
  10. reneemellor

    reneemellor Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    Waco, Tx
    I got one that looked just like that yesterday from one of my Buff Orp girls. I think they're cool looking. [​IMG]

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