what is this on my eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by citychicken1, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. citychicken1

    citychicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen who stopped laying for the entire summer and has just recently started to lay again. The problem is that there is something wierd about the shells, they have these spots on them that look like grease spatter spots...or maybe mildew spots. Do any of you know what these spots are? Can we eat the eggs? They seem normal inside. Thanks:caf
     
  2. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a picture so we can see what's on them???
     
  3. citychicken1

    citychicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I can try when my son gets home . I am a tecno dummy, but I think he knows how.
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to see a picture too, but it's probably just a random egg shell anomaly. . . repeated, i guess. [​IMG] I've seen all sorts of weird little marks on my eggs, but the formation of the shell rarely affects the actual egg product inside.
     
  5. citychicken1

    citychicken1 Out Of The Brooder

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  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i get some like that all the time it is fine it is just calcium deposits. i have a brown egg layer that lays with white spots all over it.
     
  7. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks normal to me [​IMG] mine are sometimes speckled. My chickens actually [​IMG]
     
  8. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds lay speckled eggs.
    What breed laid this?
     
  9. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    it looks just fine. a speckled egg. [​IMG]
     
  10. cackleberrycoop

    cackleberrycoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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