Her eggs are brown?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joskt0204, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. joskt0204

    joskt0204 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, Oscar is 7 months old, and she must finally be laying. Yesterday, we had three eggs, and we only have two other chickens. Today, she was in the nesting box, and just a little later, there was another light brown egg. What is up with this? I was so excited about a blue or green egg. : (

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    EE? I assume? Well, they are mixes, as you likely know. If her particular "blend" doesn't carry the right Blue/green ability, then, oh well. I'm sure she is lovely. Sorry.
     
  3. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Unfortunately, EE's are a mixed breed, so some of them lay brown or pinkish brown eggs.

    But they still taste the same...[​IMG]

    Deb
     
  4. joskt0204

    joskt0204 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, the Co-op said she was an Ameraucana, but everyone here said EE. She is a nice hen - funny and friendly, and I am glad she is FINALLY laying. I was just hoping for color. Wah.
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Time to buy more chickens.
     
  6. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had the same things happen. I was so disappointed to get that brown egg rather than the green or blue, but I still love her. Sorry.
     
  7. Warrprincess688

    Warrprincess688 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Americana. Sadly its like a 50/50 shot to get a blue egg. There beautiful birds but the blue eggs aren't guaranteed unless there true Aracaunas.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    It doesn't happen often but yes, it happens. That's actually one reason I ordered 4 EE chicks -- I was hoping that at least a couple would lay blue or green eggs. Well, one will never lay because he is too busy being male but 2 of the others are laying and both lay a shade of green (one sage, one blue-green).

    And ditto the other poster who suggested more chickens as the solution [​IMG]
     
  9. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry about your egg color. I would feel the same way, as I got 3 EE's specifically for the blue/green egg. On a brighter note...are those Aussie's in the background?
     
  10. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is BEAUTIFUL no matter what color egg she lays! [​IMG]
     

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