New and have a question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Splinty, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Splinty

    Splinty Chirping

    Jun 14, 2011
    New York
    Hi! I have 3 girls all 25 weeks old. I have 1 Buff Orph, 1 Barred Rock, & 1 White Rock. We got our very first egg on Thanksgiving and we were very excited. Since then we have gotten 1 egg a day. Each day, the eggs all looked the same except today. The one we got today was a little darker and speckled. I know that the Barred Rock was the one laying because we saw her do it almost each time but I have not seen the other two lay yet. I know I might not get any eggs from then till spring but I was wondering if the same hen can lay eggs that look different. (solid looking and speckled looking). This is our first time ever having chickens so any help with this would be very much appricated. Thank You!
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2011

  2. bigg

    bigg In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2010
    Tullahoma, TN
    Yes they wil sometimes lay different looking eggs depending on their nutritional intake. Like if you are giving them oyster shells their eggs will have little white specks on them.

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