Spotted eggs ???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Jersey Boy, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Jersey Boy

    Jersey Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. I have 3 RIR and 3 Welsummer hens. They are almost a year old and have been laying for some time. When they started laying I was getting all light brown eggs. Shortly after I began getting a spotted and a speckled looking egg in the mix. I'm not sure which hens are laying them. Is this normal ? What causes this and is there something I can do to fix it ?
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    This Is what they all started laying and the majority of what I get.
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    Speckled egg
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    Spotted egg

    Every day I'll usually get 1 speckled and 1 spotted eggs. The rest are normal. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had that same thing happened to me i have 1 red sex link & 2 RIR i thought it was the red sex link, but figured out its the RIRs laying they were all light brown now they are speckled havnt seen spotted yet but mine are only 8 months old but i would like to know why they are laying like that to hopefully someone will know!!
     
  3. renehewitt

    renehewitt Out Of The Brooder

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    My hens do the same thing. They will be a year in april. I also find blood on a egg once in awhile but all my hens are fine. Any info helpful.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Wellsummers can lay the spotted and speckled eggs....might smooth out, might not.

    The deep brown of Marans and Wellsummer is a coating that can actually be scratched off, the coating doesn't always get applied evenly.

    Not sure that there's anything you can do about it, could be genetic.

    I think they're cool, my customers love speckles and spots.
     
  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speckled eggs are fine I have a red star and a barred rock that lay them and it's just how they color them in the factory. Kind of like my orps that all came from the same breeding stock lay lite to dark brown eggs. The only thing you need to do is figure out how you like them cooked.
     
  6. Jersey Boy

    Jersey Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    That I can definitely handle. Lol. Thanks
     
  7. Sharon Bee

    Sharon Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same thing happening to my eggs. Sometimes they are spotted and sometimes not. It isn't blood is it? Yuck. I try to wash them off the best I can. My chickens are 10 months old. Their eggs are getting bigger and nicer. Just these spots show up.
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    It's not blood.....tho that doesn't mean you might not get a bit of blood on the eggs from time to time.....it's the color coating of the egg applied unevenly, nothing to worry about.

    Some of the coatings can actually be washed off if scrubbed hard enough...or even be scratched off by straw in the nests.
     
  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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