weird stuff on eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JakRat, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    So they have been doing this for a while, but I didnt think mch of it but now I am a bit worried. When I go to get the eggs sometimes there is this weird dark substance on them... I wouldnt say it is blood, but it doesnt look like poo because you have to work at it to wash it off... I have noticed that it does stain the egg shell... any thoughts? They are all still eatting drinking and running around like the cuties that they are but I just wanted to make sure that everything is ok.
     
  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture? It might help identify it.
     
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009
  3. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    what breed of chicken?
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    I was going to ask both those questions too. If it's a dark shell egg, often blood will look very dark on them. If this is the case, it's fairly common for a little blood to be on one, it takes an awfull lot of pushing sometimes to push those guys out....
     
  5. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Dover
    I think they are RIRs. I dont have any pics of them just yet, but maybe there will be one tomorrow... thanks for the help!
     

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