My Easter egger laying mint and now olive colored eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TEXchickendude, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. TEXchickendude

    TEXchickendude In the Brooder

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    20180220_164856.jpg so today I go look in my coop for eggs and find this olive colored egg in there. My regular size hens are a red star a broiler and of course a lavender Easter egger and 3 bantams and a serama im pretty sure my EE layed it. But she usually lays green mint colored eggs as far as i know EE's usually stick to one color don't they?
     
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Looks like the egg didn’t get the brown color “painted” onto the shell. If a pullet or hen is stressed or spooked during laying it could cause her to rush the egg out without it getting “painted”.
     
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  3. TEXchickendude

    TEXchickendude In the Brooder

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    So why would it be darker (olive) she usually layes light green (mint) eggs unless one of my other hens layed it which I doubt.
     
  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Oh I misunderstood. I thought that she usually lays olive eggs but laid a mint egg this time. It’s another hen laying the egg probably the Ameraucana
     
  5. jobishop

    jobishop Chirping

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    That is so cool! I've got to get me one of these!
     
  6. TEXchickendude

    TEXchickendude In the Brooder

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    Well my other hens are a red star, a broiler hen, an american game hen, 2 d'ucle bantams, a Cochin bantam, and a serama. So she is the main suspect my other hens lay white, cream colored eggs and brownish eggs
     
  7. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    They can lay many shades of the same color. Your girl is obviously doing the green thing but don't be surprised if she lays almost blue or even a darker green. :)
     
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  8. TEXchickendude

    TEXchickendude In the Brooder

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    Wow I did not know that but is she an olive egger then or and Easter egger or can they be both?
     
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  9. Chickassan

    Chickassan Crossing the Road

    Well an olive egger is technically an EE that just lays olive eggs or is supposed to lay olive eggs ,hens don't follow rules though. :)
     
  10. lazy gardener

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    How long has she been laying?
     
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