strawberries & egg shell color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by thegreypony, May 18, 2010.

  1. thegreypony

    thegreypony Chillin' With My Peeps

    No the shells are not red or pink but I've been giving the girls strawberry caps and a quart of berries that were just old & deflated looking...NO MOLD. Course they loved them but now I've got one hen whose eggs look like the shell has flecks of strawberry colored (dark red), well, flecks. Otherwise the egg appears completely normal inside and out. would the berries have anything to do with this or is there something else going on?? TIA [​IMG]
  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Not sure, but this thread needs pics!
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:I agree.
  4. lilblessings5

    lilblessings5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2010
    pics please!!
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    I get spotted eggs all the time. It has to do with calcium not strawberries. If an extra layer of calcium gets laid down you can get purple eggs and other colors. Usually applying water makes it temporarily go away because it lets you see the shell color underneath. When it dries the color returns.

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