I have found 8 brown eggs the last 3 days and I only have 7 brown laying hens. Can a California white lay brown eggs? I have 2 BR, 2 SLW, 3 RIR, and 5 California Whites. I am only getting 2 white eggs, but 3 of my CW hens are over 2 years old, so I don't know how much I should expect from them. These are all from one communal nest box. I'm still very new at this, but the nest box gets emptied 3 times a day at least.