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?
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.