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

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    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

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    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

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    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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