Strange Egg Coating

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 19marvinn, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first egg today! I cleaned it off and it changed colors when it was wet. It went to the dark brown like seen in the grocery store. Then when it dried again, it went back to the pale brown. Why does it do that? is it normal?
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  2. sambat

    sambat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks coarse...could just be that the shell is not complete and its missing the coating that keeps the moisture out.
     
  3. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that bad!? [​IMG]
     
  4. sambat

    sambat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually just an anomaly. Ive had it happen with my eggs from time to time. Usually happens with new layers. Most eggs will look a little darker when wet though
     
  5. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple of my Australorps constantly have those kind of eggs, it's almost like a pale dusting of calcium, more on matte than glossy finish when you compare it to a photo paper.
     
  6. bullrunslabs

    bullrunslabs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get that on a few of my eggs as well. Brown and green and one pinkish egg...
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Completely normal....many eggs look to be a different color when wet vs when dry.
    You will come to learn that there are many normal variations in shell texture, pigment, and bloom.
    Congrats on your first egg!
     

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