Did my chickens lay this?? a Black egg?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mmg003, Dec 20, 2012.

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  1. mmg003

    mmg003 In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2012
    I went into my coop this morning and found this black egg right in the middle on the ground! I only have 3 types of chickens and i thought they all layed white or brown eggs. The kinds I have are Rhode Island Red, Black Australopes and Buff Orpington's. Is this a sign of a sick chicken?? I recently got my chickens a couple months ago 95% of them aren't laying only one of them is so far, so i dont understand why this one is big and black!!


  2. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Songster

    Jan 28, 2011
    Panama City, FL
    Never seen a black egg nor heard of a breed laying it. Does any of it wash off? I'd have to crack it open to see what was inside. I doubt it's a wild bird or a reptile.
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