Weird egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by IMDeggman, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. IMDeggman

    IMDeggman In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2011
    One of my hens laid this egg the other day, and as you can see, about 3/4 of the length of the egg is a light olive color, which is normal for one of the birds. But then, near the pointy end, the color changes abruptly to a light greenish blue, and there is a clear line of demarcation between the colors. Plus, there is a cluster of tiny beads of shell material (I suppose) stuck on one end, and a few small single beads here and there on the egg. I have seen the clustered material once before, and the egg seemed normal internally, and edible. Can anyone tell me what's up here?? Sorry it's sideways.[​IMG]

  2. BantamoftheOpera

    BantamoftheOpera Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Southern Maine
    Variances in the calcium level of the egg most likely. This kind of stuff happens all the time. Totally normal!

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