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Tiny dark speck in showing up egg yolks

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Blue Ridge Hillbilly, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge Hillbilly

    Blue Ridge Hillbilly In the Brooder

    Feb 4, 2009
    Western NC
    I am have a number of eggs showing up with a tiny dark speck attached to the exterior of the egg yolk. These are barred rock pullets that have just started laying. I am feeding layer crumbles, whole corn, scratch and some oyster shells in a separate feeder. They get plenty of fresh water. I have 24 pullets and three roosters. The speck is showing up in about 1 out of 5 eggs. Any thoughts?

  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Absolutely nothing wrong with them, just little bits from inside the hen that fell off and entered the yolk. It happens. Nothing dangerous or inedible.

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