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Is this normal or a problem?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by niralouise, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. niralouise

    niralouise Hatching

    Sep 11, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I just got a new (6 month old) Auracana hen. She seems to be doing fine, but her beak is curved and pointed like an eagle.
    She's eating ok, I think.... She's healthy and happy.
    Is this a problem or am I a new paranoid mom?
    Also, her egg was brown and speckly. Do they not lay green everyday?
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    If she's laying a brown egg, she's not an Araucana. Maybe an EE (Easter Egger)?

    Their beaks naturally do curve down a bit - it's hard to know without a picture if your hen's beak is curved too much. Can you post a picture?

    Edited to say: WELCOME TO BYC!
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  3. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    First of all, [​IMG]

    If you could post a picture, that would help. But as far as the egg color goes, whatever color she lays, it would be the same each day. I am thinking that maybe she is an Easter Egger chicken.
  4. niralouise

    niralouise Hatching

    Sep 11, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I just took a picture, but I don't know how to attach it. She has ear tufts.
    Also, I'm pretty sure that was her egg, just because it looked different than any other egg I've seen. I have a Barred Rock who is due to start laying momentarily also though.
    I'll post a picture if someone tells me how.
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Nira, I sent you a PM about uploading pics. [​IMG]

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