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White speckles on young pullet eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tgehr580, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. tgehr580

    tgehr580 New Egg

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    Hey all! I am brand new here and have a question about a young pullet that has just started laying.
    Today was day 3 in a row for her, and we have olive eggs!! Her first two eggs were solid, uniform olive. Today's egg has cream speckles. They did have some tomato, meal worms, and a very small bit of cottage cheese for treats yesterday. Too much calcium, normal, or a bigger problem I should look into? Sorry about the poor lighting, but I have yesterday's and today's egg shown for comparison.
    Thank you![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I don't think there is anything to worry about. Some hens will deposit extra calcium specks occasionally; whereas, others do so routinely.
     
  3. tgehr580

    tgehr580 New Egg

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    Thank you! At first I thought, "How gorgeous!" Then I thought I better make sure everything is a-ok [​IMG]
     

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