I am new to having chickens. I have many other animals on my farm. Last spring we built a chicken coop with a 400 sq foot turn out made of chain link fance and chicken wire. Then we got 12 baby chicks(6 RI Reds and 6 White) . This fall we got our first eggs, one white, then 2 white, then 2 white a day for 3 weeks. Then we got our first brown egg, then two, then two a day. Now the white eggs have stopped but we get 4 or 5 brown eggs a day. The white chickens are setting on the nest but we have not seen a white egg in over a week. Some of the brown eggs are very light colored but still brown. I was told that the egg color is linked to the color of the chickens ear color, Will solid white chickens lay brown eggs??? I have 4 cfl 60w lights on from 4pm to 9pm and heated water dishes so they have water at all times and a feeder that never gets below 1/2 full. There is also a string of LED christmas lights between the chickens and the ducks.