What are the white specks on my eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AMT1219, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. AMT1219

    AMT1219 Hatching

    Dec 15, 2011
    Occasionally my eggs have white speckles on the shell (which is peachy-brown) - the white specks aren't raised so it seems like it's part of the shell rather than some substance on the shell. Know what it is? Anything to be concerned about?

  2. Sounds like extra calcium or just the color of the egg.
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    I get this too, always from the same hen. I assume it's an idiosyncrasy in her ink sprayer. I don't get the raised bumps unless a hen has had to strain for an especially large egg. All of this is very interesting to this newb.
  4. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Songster

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    Quote:I have seen what you are talking about many times. Sometimes they even have darker spots. It's nothing to worry about. Sometimes if you collect the egg immediately after it is laid, you can actually rub some of the color right off the shell! It's pretty cool!

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