easter egg hen laying white egg?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by she'scountry68, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. she'scountry68

    she'scountry68 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    I have three easter egger hens the same age, eating the same food {nutrena layer food} , and in the same coop . I have two blue egg layers and one green egg layer. One of the blue egg layers in now laying a white egg, she has for a few days. Can anyone tell me why this is?[​IMG]
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    If you're absolutely certain that it's your EE laying the white egg (ie you have no other hens/pullets or you've actually watched her lay), then it's probably just a temporary fluke. My brown egg layers (well, one or two of them) have gone through phases where the egg goes from a nice med. brown to a very pale whitish/creamish color. I just put it down to a temporary egg organ malfunction - like the little man in there with the paint sprayer taking a long coffee break or something (my mind works in cartoons). Since blue eggs are white based (I think), then it makes sense that their glitches would result in white eggs.
    I don't know of any nutritional/mineral deficiency that might cause it. It's always been temporary for my girls, so I'm sure it will be for your girl too...
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    Are they young chickens? usually young chickens have no idea how to make an egg and screw up a lot of times lol. If not then it could be a nutrition problem.
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Very rare for nutrition to have a significant impact on shell color. The blue is actual shell color and genetic, the amount of brown coating over the blue shell is genetic and seasonal. They tend to lighten after laying a while. Could be a fluke also.
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    My young EE pullet ( from my EE hen and ? for a dad) is laying an almost white egg for her pullet eggs; mom's egg is a pale shell pink egg. THis pastel white egg is the palest egg yet. All in the genes.
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Since EEs are generally considered mutts, you can get a wide range of egg colors to feather colors and everything. Its not rare that an EE lays a brown or white eggs, just uncommon.
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    with EE's you can get any eggs color, white, tan, brown, pink, green, olive, even yellowish, the only color you gennerally won't get is blue. its all in the breeding, what ever is in the gentic background of your birds
  8. HetaChick

    HetaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2011
    *shrugs* My EE lays brown eggs… I get ya.

    And I was looking forward to blue eggs =(

    …and she HATCHED out of a blue egg >_> ….
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2012
  9. she'scountry68

    she'scountry68 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2011
    she is young only 5 mnts old, maybe she will change back to blue in the spring, very pretty bird.
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    are you positive she was laying a blue egg to begin with? maybe the other pullet was laying all the blue eggs and she just started laying.

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