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Weird egg coloring.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Bantu, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found a white speckled brown egg this morning. I was wondering if that was normal from a 6 month pullet. She and the flock are on layer crumble free choice and forage for a couple of hours every day.[​IMG]
    The texture is smooth not pitted. 99% certain its from my black sex link Blackberry.
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Speckled eggs can occur if the pullet/hen is stressed or due to the excess calcium. As your eggs is from a pullet and I'm guessing a new layer I would not be worried as she is more than likely just getting her egg laying machine in full working order.

    Here is a very informative article that's a good read ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/common-egg-quality-problems
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    There are many kinds of 'speckles'........many are completely normal and not a sign of any stress, deficiency, or disease.
    Some are excess or uneven coating pigment.
    Some are excess cuticle/bloom.
    Some are raised and 'bumpy' from excess calcium.
     

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