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I thought my eggs would be brown!?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Ardizzone7, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR hen and 2 ISA Brown hens. One has started to lay but I don't know which one. We have had 2 eggs now and they are both white. I thought they were all supposed to lay brown eggs. I don't think they are from one of my ducks. The eggs are too small. Any thoughts?
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could they be light brown? My grandparents swore they had white eggs but they turned out to be a light brown color.
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIR's and Isa Browns, and yes, the eggs are brown. However, it is possible that one of the hens has a defect in her plumbing that doesn't allow the "color coat" to be applied to the egg, so she could always lay white eggs. Not normal for the breed, but it happens and is harmless.

    Or, I guess they could be duck eggs -- what breed of duck? My Rouens lay mostly green eggs, but one did lay cream/ivory/off white eggs.
     
  4. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might slightly be off white. The shells feel very smooth also. Almost like plastic. Would that be a duck egg? I have a pekin and a buff duck.
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like duck eggs...the shell is decidedly different in texture...
     
  6. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are very smooth like plastic but small like a medium sized egg fom the store. Do duck eggs start out smaller then get bigger as they get used to laying?
     
  7. Ardizzone7

    Ardizzone7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW my ducks are 25 weeks and get mated frequently by our RIR Roo. Lol!
     

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