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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by I have WHAT in my yard?, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Songster

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    All of my hens lay some variety of brown. Two of my hens are white - no clue what they are, but they lay brown eggs.

    So I looked up layers just out of curiosity and now I am curious.

    Why is the white hen and white egg what everyone knows as a "chicken" when white/white seems kinda rare. And what breed is that, that most egg factories use?

    I thought my whites were leghorns but I got brown eggs. Any guesses?
  2. sandypaws

    sandypaws Songster

    Nov 12, 2008
    desert of calif
    i belive most "egg farms" use white leghorns...

    and a white chicken laying brown eggs??? my guess is a "white rock"
  3. Nancyjane

    Nancyjane In the Brooder

    Nov 9, 2008
    The ones I rescued from a closed down farm are leghorns. They lay large and extra large WHITE eggs.
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Key to egg color is in the earlobes. White earlobes on a hen means white eggs.
  5. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    You probably have White Plymouth Rock Hens, they lay brown medium-medium large eggs. And I bet yours are sweet. The leghorns do the white, like someone said above.

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