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Egg not normal comor

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by zekintha, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. zekintha

    zekintha Out Of The Brooder

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    My girls have been laying pretty consistent since October / November, I have 5 Easter eggers )4 lay blue/green and 1 lays an almost pink egg., 4 Rhode Island reds, 4 gold laced wyandottes and 1 silver laced, and 1 black sex link. When I collected the eggs today I noticed 1 egg was white. I have never gotten a white egg before. And it's not from my EE that lays the pink eggs (I got one of those earlier). Trying to see if this is a normal "abnormal" egg or is someone playing games in my coop.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    As brown eggs are actually white shelled eggs with a layer of brown pigment applied after the shell has formed it is *possible* that in this case the pigment was not applied for some reason (blue/green eggs are colored throughout rather than being "spray painted" as brown eggs are, making the source being one of the colored layers being less likely) -- however, it is also possible that someone has had a little fun with you. I would suggest cracking the egg to compare the yolk color to that of your usual eggs -- a commercially produced white egg that has been slipped into the nest box as a spoof on you should be fairly apparent by doing this. Was your overall egg count today abnormal with regards to your average egg count?
     
  3. zekintha

    zekintha Out Of The Brooder

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    Egg count was a bit about average. I can get anywhere from 8-12 eggs a day and today was 12.
    Just so strange aince no one here really "buys" eggs anymore other then my mother (she refuses to hard boil the fresh eggs so only buys store eggs for that) and she was no where near my coop today.
     

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