Chickens laying different colored eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by NilaP, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. NilaP

    NilaP New Egg

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    So we have 7 chickens (2 Rhode Island Red, 2 Barred Plymouth Rock, 1 Buff Orpington and 2 (5 mo old) Sumatra mixes) we usually get 5 eggs a day and for the last 2 days we had only been getting 2 a day. My husband went out this morning and found a new nest this morning with 4 eggs in it (yay!)
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    But they are a different color than the norm. We usually get brown eggs but the ones in the nest are almost VERY pale tan with a little tinge of green? (the 4 in the middle) We know that these are not from the Rhode Islands because they laid this morning while we were out and their eggs were dark brown.

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    what would make them find a new place to lay? (they have 6 boxes to lay in) And what would make the eggs be a different color?
     
  2. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    chickens are silly creatures I have 6 boxes and they wait in line to lay in one of them. As far as color awesome you dont have to color eggs for easter!!!!!
     
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  3. NilaP

    NilaP New Egg

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    That's what mine usually do lol but they decided to move it lol
     

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