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Columbine Eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jenn1983, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. jenn1983

    jenn1983 New Egg

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    My columbine has been laying blue eggs all through the summer but we haven't had any eggs for about 2 month. Is it possible let that she could be laying a normal brown egg? I have 5 other hens who lay brown so I can't tell or is it a case that if a hen lays blue they can only lay blue. Thanks for any info...
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Anything is possible but more likely that the shortest days of the year have put her on an egg laying hiatus.

    Increasing day length encourages laying. Decreasing day length is a signal to stop ovulating.

    That is unless you reside in the southern hemisphere.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2016
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. If your hen was laying blue eggs and you're not getting any blue eggs now either she has stopped laying for some reason (reduced winter light, molting, stress of some kind, etc.) or else she has started laying somewhere besides the nest boxes and the eggs are hidden. If you free range you might start looking around outside the coop for places she may be laying. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer Premium Member

    Hello and :welcome
    We are glad you joined us!

    X2 with ChickenCanoe. Chcikens tend to decrease their egg production during the end of the year.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    :welcome

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  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    x2 on Michael O'Shay's comments. If she was laying blue eggs, she won't suddenly lay brown eggs (the eggs may get slightly lighter or darker but not a completely different color). Molting and shorter daylight hours are very common influences on egg laying this time of year. The good news is, the days are slowly getting longer now so laying should pick up soon.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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