Polish Egg Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by 303hunter, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. 303hunter

    303hunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a polish hen living in a dirt/earth run. She lays white eggs while the rest of my hens lay brown. Is this normal.
     
  2. madamiec

    madamiec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish lay white eggs...brown eggs have nothing to do with the dirt run. Is that what you are asking?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Different breeds of birds produce different colors of eggs - so, yes, for her to lay white while the others lay brown is normal.
     
  4. 303hunter

    303hunter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I've always thought that chickens who lived on, and ingested dirt with their feed laid brown eggs.
     
  5. madamiec

    madamiec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dirt could stain the bloom coating on the egg but it doesn't change the shell color. What the bird eats doesn't either...inside with the yolk color, yes, but not the shell. Most breeds lay the color of the earlobe (white or brown).
     

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