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

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  1. Cocky

    Cocky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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.
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  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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