Weird colored silkie egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JulieNKC, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I went out to collect my eggs and found this egg in the nest box. I know the red stuff is blood, the egg was a lil bit bigger than her normal ones, but not much. But what the heck is up with the blue stuff? And the funky lines? I figure maybe she's practicing to lay a special 4th of July egg. Is it anything I should worry about?
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    When I washed it the red came off really easy, and if I scrubbed hard some of the blue did.
     
  2. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very unusual. No idea.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I just got a purple BO egg. Think I figured it out, their coop is under 2 mulberry trees. They must have been snacking on those. [​IMG] Still don't know how she managed the stripes, am hoping she'll add a star though. Would be a pretty neat egg, lol.
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    My purple dotted BO egg. Almost has 2 hearts on it. [​IMG] My girls are being creative today.
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