aracauna lays brown egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chooniecat, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    central ohio
    I have (what I bought as,from meyer) a 7 month old aracauna that is laying brown eggs. the other two are doing light blue/green. she WAS going to be an eventual stew-pot bird but she is just an underdog(bottom of pecking order) and gentle and easy to hold,pet,deal with bird so I may have a pet. I knew the numbers weren't right when I have 3 aracaunas(blue/green egg layers) and 3 brown egg layers and most days I get 4 brown eggs and occasionally 2 blue in a day. My point IS I just went to shed to check on week old bb's and this aracauna was sitting on top of food bin(which is concave) with her brown egg.(this is 6:30 pm) and I have never asked on here but do we know if layers are supposed to do it sooner in the day or is it normal for late-day eggs?[​IMG]
  2. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    What you have are called easter eggers. Hatcheries dont sell true Araucanas. True Araucanas are tuffed and tailless birds. I have a bird that likes to lay around 6 pm. but most of mine lay earlier in the day.
  3. doxpeople

    doxpeople Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2009
    I also have an easter egger that lays brown eggs and is a dusk laying kind of girl. I always know I can count on her to either make my evening or first thing in the morning with an egg [​IMG]
  4. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Southwest Missouri
    Yup, I have a brown-laying Easter Egger here too. Kind of a bummer but she is a pretty bird.
  5. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Meyer sells thiers as
  6. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Yes, you have Easter Eggers.

    I have three hens that have just started to lay and they lay somewhere after 11 and before 4 --For some reason I always thought hens did their business early in the morning...but my girls are not 'morning' girls--just like my dd!

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