Four ladies laying but one white egg!

boogins

In the Brooder
5 Years
Aug 18, 2014
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Oklahoma City
Who layed the white egg? All my girls are finally now laying. I got four eggs today-- 3 brown and 1 white. Who layed the white one? I've looked up the breeds that everyone believes I have, but they should all be brown egg layers!!!

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boogins

In the Brooder
5 Years
Aug 18, 2014
23
1
31
Oklahoma City
The reason I didn't think it was my silkie is because I thought she was the first to lay an egg (and they've all been brown or tan) but I guess she could have just been sitting on another hen's egg?? You think?
 

Cyan Night

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Jul 31, 2013
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Silkies are usually the last to lay and they tend to lay a cream colored egg. If that's a delaware, hers will have a soft pink/rose color. The darkest probably came from the BR.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
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The smallest, light colored egg is from your Silkie, and the darkest brown egg is likely from your Barred Rock. And your right about the Silkie sitting on another hen's eggs. Silkies are the broodiest of all chickens.
 

donrae

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9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
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And broody or not, sometimes young birds around the time they start laying, just hang out in the nest box. Sometimes before they're actually laying, sometimes for a few weeks after they start. They're adjusting to what their body is telling them, and the nest box just seems like a good place to set a while.
 

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