Egg color question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ORChick, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. ORChick

    ORChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2007
    My pullets started laying at almost 20 weeks; they are 22 1/2 weeks now. I have 2 NH Reds, 2 Ameracaunas/EEs, and 1 Silver Spangled Hamburg. (They started laying - of course - while we were on vacation; my cat/chicken/garden lady gave the egg to her cousin as it was his 10th birthday - he was thrilled! And, as I couldn't have it, so was I [​IMG])

    My question - there was one brown egg yesterday late, and two brown eggs this morning. Is it possible that one of the EEs is laying brown eggs? (The place I got them said they were Ameracaunas, not EEs - not that I really care about that) I have found 2 brown eggs several times, but so far the green eggs are coming singly. From what I read I didn't think it was possible that 2 brown layers (the NHRs) could give me 3 brown eggs in less than 18 hours. I'm quite sure of the time of last night's laying, as the girls had been making lots of noise all day, and I kept going out to check [​IMG] - and that was yesterday's only egg.
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes, EEs can lay brown eggs.

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