I posted in another area and someone told me to post this here.........

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mskitkat666, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. mskitkat666

    mskitkat666 New Egg

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    I have 5 hens and 2 roosters.

    The girls are as follows:

    2 bantam cochin mixes ( Chickadee & Crackerjack ) that lay small white/pinkish eggs


    2 red comets

    ( Red ) one that hasn't laid a viable egg since July 2014 and no egg since Sept 2014 < she is past her laying stage and her eggs literally were the size of a coke can >

    ( Purple ) other is laying medium size brown eggs




    1 easter egger ( Gertrude ) that lays blue eggs.


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    Now the odd thing is on occasion I get a deep mauve/purple-ish brown egg that is same size as Gertrudes blue eggs.

    I will have eggs from Gertrude, Purple, Chickadee and Crackerjack and sometimes the odd egg too.

    The only thing I can guess is that they are Gertrudes and they seem to show up anytime there is a disruption in her routine like not getting to free range daily and as of today being housed in my house ( overnight last night and again tonight ) due to the coop not being able to withstand -5 degree weather.


    Anybody have any ideas as to where these eggs could be coming from?
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  2. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you, I'm guessing Gertrude is laying the purple-ish eggs too. My hens have a usual colour that they will each lay, but occasionally (for no explained reason) there will be a variation.

    For example, my RIR ("Red Bird") will normally lay a dark tan egg, but from time to time she will lay a creamy one just to try and confuse me! It's definitely her though - I've seen her lay it!

    So yes, my best guess is that Gertrude is throwing out a 'different' egg from time to time.

    - Krista
     

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