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PLEASE HELP! What is happening my chicken's eggs have turned brown!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bustnova, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. bustnova

    bustnova In the Brooder

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    My bantam hen was laying small white eggs - normal color.
    All of the sudden they are tan in color like my Brahma Bantam hen. What is going on?
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2009
  2. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    Some change color after time. You'll see posts on here every once in a while about white eggs turning brown or the other way around. [​IMG]
     
  3. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

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    some of my layers have been giving me lighter shades of brown eggs. well i should say they that some are tan now [​IMG]
     
  4. it is normal. I get Tan eggs and then white all the time from one particular hen. She is doing great, healthy and happy.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm 10 Years

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    What is the breed of your bantam hen?
     
  6. bustnova

    bustnova In the Brooder

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    She is a Buff Bantam. She is very small and her eggs are very small, but very delicious. She is feather footed and very sweet.
     
  7. dancingbear

    dancingbear Songster

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    I've never seen a breed just called Buff, buff's a color, and I've seen several breeds that can be that color. Cochins, Brahmas, Orpingtons, Cornish, to name a few. And most breeds can be found as either standard or bantam. But if there's an actual breed called Buff, I'd like to read a little about them. Where did you get her?
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Oh that sounds normal. I have one that lays a light egg...cream colored (S. Faverolle) and sometimes hers look almost white while the other girls are clearly cream.
     
  9. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    Quote:There is no "Buff Bantam" breed.

    Since yours is buff color with feathered legs it might be Brahma, or Cochin?
     

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