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Brown e g g chicken laying white e g gs?!?!? Need help please!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Cocky, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Cocky

    Cocky Songster

    Nov 15, 2007
    Georgetown, SC
    So my wife called me from home to tell me that our 7 brown e g g and 2 green egg hens had layed 10 e g g s and that most of them were white.

    is it possible for a chicken to lay an opposite color e g g and what about two in one day?

  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Totally possible for both, actually. Sometimes the e g g-laying cycle will speed up a little, thus the two e g g s. And as for color change... these two beauties were laid on two consecutive days by our Welsummer, Ophelia. She has laid dark e ggs ever since.
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Yup, definitely possible.

    Sometimes it can have to do with a change in diet. What have you been feeding your chickens lately?
  4. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    Yes, I've heard this before too, about the e g g color change. And sometimes when you have alot of chickens together, they will all do this at the same time. Has something to do with hormones I think.
  5. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    ETA didn't mean to post just wondering what would happen if you typed egg (e g g) and hit "submit" accidentally [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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