If you've bought hatchery EE's what color eggs are you getting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by georgialee, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I'm contemplating the EE deal at mypetchicken.com right now BUT I don't want 25 birds that are all laying the same color eggs...


    Soooo if you have bought ee's from a hatchery before what color eggs are they laying?

    Thanks!
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Come on, now. I know some of you have hatchery ee's! [​IMG]
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    My first 2 EE hens were from the hatchery (I assume anyways b/c the guy I got them from got them from the feedstore). They both laid a gorgeous blue egg. Sadly, the neighbor's dog got them both, but I hatched out 7 of their eggs (6 girls!!). One has started laying and lays the same pretty color.

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  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Turquoise eggs! Very nice to look at and a pleasure to gather!
     
  5. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

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    I 've had 9 EEs total. The first six layed green, all the way from mint green to the olive drab. Those were from Privett. These last 3 lay green all close to blue with one being all but blue. Don't know where they came from.
     
  6. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I have 4 EEs and have blue, green, and light olive. I'm hatching 4 of these right now, with the EE-pullet-that-was-actually-roo as Daddy, and hopefully I'll have some other nicely colored layers as a result.

    I've also hatched chicks from 3 of EExbanty Cochin, and have 4 more incubating...and best of all, I have 4 of EExButtercup!! The Buttercup lays a white to light pink egg, so those could be anything...could be white layers, I suppose!

    You never know what you're getting with hatchery EEs, but you certainly won't be getting the same color from all!

    Edited because I am a grammar nazi!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2009
  7. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Thanks everyone! I guess I'm going to order, lol! I just don't want to get all blue eggs... I'd love to get green, olive and blue (and maybe pink, wouldn't that be nice?). I really appreciate all your comments [​IMG]
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Pinks are fairly uncommon, but with EEs you could get almost any color of blue-green, from turquoise to seafoam to olive to blue. I have one pullet right now that lays very intense almost grass green eggs. I'm sorry that they'll lighten up over time.
     
  9. TexGardenGirl

    TexGardenGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two hatchery EEs. The first few weeks when they started laying, one laid bluish-turquoise eggs, which have since turned mint green. The other laid pale green at first which has darkened to a light olive. They're pretty consistent now but still occasionally there'll be one slightly different.
    But you don't have to stick with EEs to get variety...
    I also get brown eggs with a pinkish coating from one of my BOs (the other one has normal brown), and very pale pinkish-cream from my Catalanas. Throw in a couple Leghorns for white eggs and BRs for lots of brown, and I have a very colorful egg basket!
     

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