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EE egg laying question - color(s) and size?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by suzpyoung, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Temperance, MI
    Hopefully this isn't too dumb, but I am very new to chicken ownership. Will an Easter Egger be consistent with size and color of eggs? One of them laid a HUGE green egg and on another day there was one the same color of green but more medium-sized. I've had a few pinkish colored and one very light blue one yesterday that was smallish. I have 10 young hens, most of whom just started laying - and I'm still not sure who's laying what. I have two buff Orpingtons, 1 barred rock, 2 golden lace Polish, 2 RIR bantams and 3 EEs. I'm getting at least one brown egg each day, which I assume are from the Orpingtons and barred rock. This all just started happening about 2 weeks ago, and I've been SO excited. In fact, I had 10 eggs in about 24 hours from yesterday to today. I never expected that in December in Michigan!!
  2. Byrdj

    Byrdj Songster

    Dec 7, 2008
    Commerce, GA
    Yes, a chicken will lay the same color egg her whole life. The size will be close to the same as well. They tend to be a bit smaller the first year than the years thereafter, but are consistent in size throughout each laying season. It's possible one of you EE's is laying a pinkish or light brown egg but most likely those are coming from one of your other breeds.

    Welcome to new chicken ownership.[​IMG] It's addicting.
  3. esjro

    esjro Songster

    Aug 22, 2008
    Stockton, NJ
    As Byrdj says, yes, they will always lay the same color and about the same size. I have 2 EEs: one lays blue eggs, and one lays eggs that are a very faint brown, almost pink. They both lay large-jumbo eggs, and lay about 4 eggs a week.

    The blue egg layer made a HUGE double yolker the first week she was laying, but the size has been consistent since then.

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