What's on this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mscoloradochick, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. mscoloradochick

    mscoloradochick Just Hatched

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    Poop? Something gross? Should I just wash it off and it's fine or do I need to treat my birds?? Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. Hanna8

    Hanna8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like some tissue from inside the hen got stuck to the shell shortly before laying. It's pretty normal and nothing to worry about. No need to wash it unless it would make you feel more comfortable. Eggs have a protective coating that will keep bacteria out. Washing would remove the tissue but also damage that protective layer. You would be neither better nor worse off for it.
     
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  3. Nutmeg101

    Nutmeg101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would see if a dry paper towel gets it off first. It just looks like a little bit of poop to me....
     
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