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No green or blue for me.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by PotterWatch, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Well, the long wait for our EE to lay is over. She is about 28wks (I think, no calendar in front of me), and we watched her lay her first one today. It wasn't green or blue [​IMG] , but kind of a tannish/cream color. Oh well, guess that just means I need to get more EEs to get the color I want [​IMG] .
     
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some EE eggs...all blue and green.
     
  3. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    Awww man!! I have my first 2 EE's that should start laying in about a month and I'm really, really, really hoping for green or blueish eggs.

    I'm hoping mine do a better job of laying those colors than yours did. Sorry, I will be so incredibly disappointed if I don't get green or bluish.
     
  4. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oops double post
     
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  5. GaDawg

    GaDawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea I kinda know how you feel, out of 4 EE's I'm getting 1 olive green egg, 1 cream and 2 light tan. I too was hoping for a blue egg. oh well i'm going to try again next spring and get some chicks from a more reliable source... if I can find one [​IMG]

    but I do like the color of my chickens...[​IMG]
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    We have 2 EE's and only one lays a colored egg - olive. The other one is laying light brownish pinky colored eggs. Both of them are HUGE eggs though.
     
  7. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i understood that they can lay blue shades, green shades and pink shades. I have 2 laying greenish eggs but one is darker than the other.
     
  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That stinks. I have 3 EE's that are 9 weeks old, I hope at least one lays green or blue eggs.
     
  9. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 3 EE's give us 3 different shades of greens. Then with our variety of browns - it makes a pretty carton of eggs!
    Definitely get yourself more EE - it makes such a pretty contrast!
     
  10. playmeasong

    playmeasong Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I have 2 RIW's and 2 EE's, all about 23 wks and none are laying, so it's a relief to hear that some are getting their first eggs later. the ladies are noisy now and pesky, nipping at me and want to run! They hate being penned most of the day but I have to keep them in most of the day and if I let em out it's only like after 5pm.
    Jen
     

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