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my chicken laid a white egg!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Delta2 23, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    My chicken Feathers normally lays brown eggs. She is a red star,
    Yesterday I found this white egg in her nest. Any reasons for this?

  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    sometimes tint changes based on diet, sometimes on age of the hen. sometimes sneeky neighbor chickens/easter bunny hard to say for sure.
  3. Quote:Hey Chookies

    Also It could be because of the Climate too (seasons). My BR would go from a nice brown egg to a tinted eggs. That occured in the Summer months (I think). But they will go back in time to the regular colour again. Are they free range or cooped up???

    I had a friend tell me that his bird had a malfuntion in her ovaduct and she was a Brown layer turned white layer. Also the shells were soft too. But I don't think that happened to your Red Star Gals..

    Don't fret though she will get back into the swing of things..[​IMG]
  4. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    A red star is a cross of RIR (brown egg layer) and white leghorn(white egg layer) She maybe taking after her mother
  5. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    They free range all day, they don't know the likes of a coop.

    No, the egg was not soft shelled.

    Apparently Feathers is part New Hampshire.

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