Can an EE's lay brown eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NaturalChick, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. NaturalChick

    NaturalChick In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2008
    Every few days I am getting an extra brown egg.
    Is the EE or Ameraucanas laying brown instead of green, or is one of the reds laying an extra egg?

    I made an earlier post with more details, subject line: "Laying double or change of color?"


  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Yep, EEs can lay brown eggs.
    I found that out AFTER I bought my EEs for colored eggs. I'm just hoping I get colored ones when they start to lay.
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada

    A chicken can every now and then lay 2 eggs in one day, but not on a regular ongoing basis. And it is pretty rare. So chances are you have a brown-egg EE.

    Hope that's not too disappointing a possibility [​IMG]

  4. NaturalChick

    NaturalChick In the Brooder

    Jun 24, 2008
    I'm kind of confused, here is why:

    My EE was the first to lay and her eggs were always green, could she have changed? I can't say that I have actually seen one of her green eggs in a week or so. (Her eggs have always been a certain color and shape, distinct from the others)

    Can one of my Ameraucanas be laying the brown one?

  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I doubt she changed. If she is anything like my EE, the eggs are so big that sometimes she won't lay for a few days. I also have another EE that lays a very light brown egg with a linkish tint. Very rpetty.
  6. Beer4myhorses

    Beer4myhorses In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2008
    Weatherford, TX
    I wondered the same thing and posted a question about that in a previous thread.

    My EE'r has been the first to lay...about 5 of 7 days...I got a cream/light brown one day and wondered if she could lay that or if a Bramha roo could have caused a shell color change.

    However, the next day I came home to 3 eggs (one tinted). So, I think I am satisfied that E-squared isn't laying any brownies. Now I need to figure out who is laying the others. I suspect it's my Sussex...or it could be my Salmon Favorelles....or it could be my Bramhas. [​IMG]
  7. wegotchickens2

    wegotchickens2 In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2008
    Sandpoint, N. Idaho
    I have an Ameraucana that only lays light creamy slightly pink eggs! Part of the reason we got her was because of the green blue coloured eggs, and the hardiness... She is a special needs Girl(bum leg since hatch), and lays them anywhere she happens to be at the time! Will she start to lay green/blue eggs in time? They have always been quite large, even her first ones... In the end we are just happy that she is healthy and happy, and accepted by the rest of the flock!

  8. ChickKidsDad

    ChickKidsDad In the Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Kirkwood, MO
    One of my americauns is doing the same. Tan to light brown with a pinkish hue. Looks great when placed in a bowl with all the other colors. Think of it as celebrating diversity!
  9. sovia

    sovia Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    Black Hills of SD
    I got two Easter Eggers this past spring. One lays green eggs, the other lays light brown eggs.[​IMG]

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