Weird white spots on egg...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by protoman, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. protoman

    protoman In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2013
    North East

    I recently picked up this strange looking egg from my coop. I saw all the white specs and just thought it was dirt and such so I washed the egg. The specs appeared to have disappeared after washing and I set it down to dry. When I came back to it, much I my surprise, almost all the specs were back. I am nervous about eating it as I've heard that there are bacteria that eggs can carry.

    What do you guys think it is?
  2. A normal egg with too much calcium in the hens diet. Washing with water introduces more bacteria than the hen ever will in most cases. She ate a little too much oyster shell or there was a bit too much calcium in the lay pellets, that's all.

    Wish ya the best.

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