Sudden apperance of PURPLE EGGS???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Missouri chick, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    In my mixed flock I suddenly found purple eggs. This is an established one has been added in over a year. I have 1 ee that lays a blueish egg shown. Here is the first picture...


    I have black copper marans in the pen. A friend said that she found a purpleish egg in her bcm pen today. This got me thinking. What if there is something on my egg? So I wet the egg and it turned chocolaty brown. THEN, as it dried it turned purple again. Is there something missing from her diet to cause this? I wet a patch on the egg for you to see.

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Has she been eating too much chalk???? [​IMG]

    If this is her first time laying, give her some time to work out the kinks out of her laying system before you would have that nice gloss on that brown egg!
  3. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Near Asheville, NC
    that is what is called a "bloom" and it's just an extra thick layer of the protein that protects the egg from bacterial contamination. healthy girl! my FCBms occasionally lay this type of egg.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  4. Missouri chick

    Missouri chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2008
    Homer, GA
    thanks everyone! Sure had me confused.
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    It is pretty....
  6. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    you'll be all ready for easter. [​IMG]
  7. plantmgr

    plantmgr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    I'm jealous!!![​IMG] I want purple eggs too! I just have green and one "pink". Purple would be a splendid addition!
  8. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    Way cool [​IMG]
  9. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Wow! Pretty!
  10. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    WOW! [​IMG] I have never heard of that, interesting! [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by