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 Out Of 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 Flock Master

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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

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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 Flock Master

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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

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

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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 Flock Master

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    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

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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 Flock Master

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    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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