2 chickens 3 eggs

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  1. All by Grace

    All by Grace New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I joined because I have an odd situation and hoped to find some help. I have 2 chickens and a rooster. The last week I have been getting 3 eggs every other day. We thought maybe our rooster was actually a hen but decided that wasn't it. The norm for our eggs are medium brown. The extra egg is still the same size and has a good shell but it is between white and brown colored. Any ideas?
     
  2. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Hmm, sounds odd. It is common for chickens egg shells to lighten up later in the year, maybe that's it! If you ever have any other questions don't hesitate to ask or just hop over to the Learning Center:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Have a great time on here and best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  3. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, All by Grace, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community!
     
  5. All by Grace

    All by Grace New Egg

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! If you would like to PM me some pics of your rooster and other hens, I can help out ;)
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Does the "rooster" crow or mate? I'm rather inclined to think you have three ladies. While egg shell color can change, it will usually do so very gradually - not a sudden obvious difference. And while birds can lay more than one egg in a day, it's incredibly rare and a repeated occurrence is almost certainly impossible.
     
  8. All by Grace

    All by Grace New Egg

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    I haven't seen him "mate" and he isn't crowing yet. He does have spur spots starting on his legs though, that's why we figured he was a he. He is bigger than my hens and has much prettier colors but to be honest I have no clue. My uncle has a bunch of chickens and just sent some home with me one day. I really don't even know what breed they are. I will try to take some pictures tomorrow.
     
  9. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    spurs aren't accurate way to sex chickens as hens can have spurs too. Don't worry, I thought the same way when I first had chickens.
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I am inclined to agree with Queen Misha on this one. Often, if there is not a rooster, a hen will take over as a rooster to some extent. They will grow spurs, make ungodly attempts at crowing, try to mate with the other hens, just to name a few. But at the same time, they will lay eggs. You probably just have a hen exhibiting dominance over the other hens just because there is no rooster around. Thanks for joining us, I hope you enjoy it here as much as I have!
     

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