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The color and spots washed off the egg.....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ChickenHawk12, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. ChickenHawk12

    ChickenHawk12 Chirping

    May 7, 2015
    I have BO's, so we get brown eggs. We have 5 chickens and are averaging 3 eggs per day (I think 2 still aren't laying - the first eggs came 5 weeks ago). Today I got an egg that was speckled all over with reddish-brown spots. I washed it and most of them rubbed off under the water, along with some of the color. The egg was much lighter after I washed it. Is this just pigment?

    I'm crazy about being worried that they have a disease or mites or lice or something. I'm like that with my kids too LOL

    Normal? (the egg, not me!)

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Just the pigment

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