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Why do the eggs look like this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Penny P, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Penny P

    Penny P Out Of The Brooder

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    I manage a school flock of seven hens (various breeds). I collect MANY eggs have these dark patches at the top and I'm trying to figure out what it means, if anything. Sometimes the eggs look like that when I collect them, sometimes they darken at the top later. The dark spots are always at the top of the eggs. Any input into what this is/means? Thanks!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    It's just the way that particular hen distributes the color on the eggs, I don't think it means anything as far as health or feeding, it's normal for that hen.
     
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Are the shells thinner where the discoloration is? Some discoloration is normal, but not AFTER you collect the eggs....

    Hmmmmm...
     
  4. Penny P

    Penny P Out Of The Brooder

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    The discoloration does look like thin spots, but they don't actually seem to be thinner. Due to the number of them that I collect, it makes me think more than one hen is laying them, and I agree that it seems odd fir them to darken after collection.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Agree.
     

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