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Rhode island red laying white eggs ??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JTPhillips, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. JTPhillips

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    Has anyone ever heard of a Rhode island red laying white eggs?
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you sure that it's a Rhode Island Red? And are you sure that you don't have a different bird that could be laying the white eggs?
     
  4. JTPhillips

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    I have 5 month old orpingtons , Brahmas, one Americana, and the two layers right now are my 1.5 yr old reds
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    By "Americana", do you mean Ameraucana or Easter Egger?
    And your profile pic does not show two Rhode Island Reds. The hens in that photo are red sexlinks.
     
  6. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was curious so I did a quick Google search, turns out there are a few reasons that this can happen. Calcium not being absorbed properly, a stressed bird, a sick bird, ect. The article I read stresses that you should not jump to conclusions about what's causing it (so many people try to diagnose their birds with some off the wall disease). I'd wait to see if it continues and in the meantime maybe throw some oyster shell in the coop.
     
  7. junebuggena

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    It could also be that one of the birds is a white egg layer and has been misidentified by the owner....
     
  8. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure.......but interestingly enough it is a real thing
     
  9. JTPhillips

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    Oyster shell is always supplied in the coop and they are very happy free Rangers... I am bewildered...
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How long has this been going on?

    I have had brown eggers that laid very light/white-ish eggs from time to time. Not consistently, just like they forgot to apply the brown coating before the egg was passed. It's no biggie.

    If it's an ongoing thing, my next question would be, is the egg white-white, like a grocery store egg, or creamy beige? If ti's not stark white, it's within the normal variation of brown egg layers.
     

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