What causes this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigspringshatchery, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These eggs are from my oldest hen. She was an egg eater but I built roll away boxes and she's been laying eggs with spots on them for a couple of months. The rest of my hens eggs are perfect. I got her around Easter in 09. Are these eggs still ok to eat or hatch
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  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just see some freckles on the eggshell, some come that way, I believe they are okay to eat.
     
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Those are fine to eat. What kind of hen is she?
     
  4. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Yea they are just red dots. Some of the bigger one you can feel on the egg. Some are small and some are a little bigger than a pencil lead. I know u googled spot on egg and it said something about blood spots and I didn't know about that.

    She is a rhode island red
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Some of my brown egg layers lay an egg with the occasional spots like that. I found that those spots wash right off. I've eaten eggs like that with no problem.
     
  6. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bo has eggs like that sometime I don't worry about it
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, eat those beauties!
     
  8. fry em! boil em! scramble em! poach em! But assuredly, they need to be eaten.
     

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