EE might be laying, but....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AmCanyonStables, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. AmCanyonStables

    AmCanyonStables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 BRs that have been laying for about a month, and have been waiting for the 7 EEs who are a month younger to start. About a week ago, one starting squatting - fortunately, the one that I thought might be a roo! I have been wondering if the very light brown small eggs I have been seeing occasionally for about a week might be from her.
    Today, I got 6 eggs, and one was the small and light brown type - BUMMER! UNfortunately, I think I have an EE that lays brown eggs. I can't even call them pink, although I guess you could kind of say that.
    I was hoping for blue - we will see what I get from the others.
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2009
  2. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll keep my fingers-crossed [​IMG] for you! I have 2 EEs as well and they both lay light brown eggs [​IMG] Yeah, didn't realize that until I had 9 eggs from 10 girls...the whole time I didn't think they were laying!
     
  3. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    I feel your pain.

    My Easter Egger lays a yellowish brown egg too. Nothing special, just enough of a shade difference to tell apart from the other brown ones I got. My EE has a single comb, a little wavy and not perfectly shaped, that developed only after I gave the other one away. Therefore, I was figuring I would be getting brown. Yup. A real bummer isn't it? Well at least mine is very friendly, quiet, and lays the largest of my hens, so I wouldn't get rid of her.

    Does your EE have a pea comb?
     
  4. AmCanyonStables

    AmCanyonStables Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not so good at identifying the combs, this is my first batch of chickens. None of the EEs have big combs, so I think they are pea combs - the one I think is laying is a little smaller, darker brown, and slimmer than the others - looked so different from the begining that I thought it was either a roo, or a bantam. Did not have a striped head when it was a chick, more solid chocolate colored.
    Has no muff or beard like some of the others.
     

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