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danak
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 9, 2006
10:44 PM

Post #2099700

I think I asked this question before buried in another thread, but never heard any answers. So here goes again:

When we get speckled chicken eggs, is that normal or not? Sometimes the speckles are light, sometimes dark, and sometimes bumpy while sometimes not. Those eggs sure look neat, but I wanted to make sure it's not a sign of any nutritional imbalance or anything. They eat organic layer feed, organic scratch, and select kitchen scraps and grass/weeds/bugs. Their shells are nice and thick, so we haven't felt the need to supplement with an extra calcium source yet. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Dana
Zeppy
Shenandoah Valley, VA
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2006
10:54 PM

Post #2099719

I've only ever heard that it's perfectly normal. You just don't see those eggs in the store b/c they get pulled on the "assembly line."
danak
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2006
12:05 AM

Post #2099892

Okay, that's good news. Too bad they're pulled out from being sold in stores. Those are the fun ones!!

Thanks,
Dana
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2006
2:07 AM

Post #2100268

i also recall reading that those are the ones you don't want to incubate. so i would guess they are imperfect, but tasty!
danak
Olympia, WA
(Zone 7b)

March 10, 2006
8:24 AM

Post #2100849

Hmm, I wonder why that is?? Those are the ones that I blow out and keep the shells. I think they look neat. :)
TamaraFaye
Fritch, TX
(Zone 6b)

March 10, 2006
3:37 PM

Post #2101536

don't ask me, i'm clueless and birdless ;-(

someone will know...
PeggieK
Claremore, OK
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2006
5:18 PM

Post #2101836

I also read that those are not the best to incubate, that they have a poor hatch rate. I did incubate some like that though and they seemed to hatch ok, at least this time. They are much harder to candle too. But we also eat them, and they're same as others as far as we can tell.

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