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Same Hen? Different Eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by atomic_chicken, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    SO HERE IS A COUPLE OF EGGS I'VE GOTTEN OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS

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    CAN A SINGLE HEN LAY TWO DISTINCTIVELY DIFFERENT COLOR EGGS OR IS THIS TWO DIFFERENT HENS AT WORK?[​IMG]

    I JUST STARTED GETTING EGGS LAST WEEK

    I STILL HAVEN'T GOT MORE THAN 1 EGG A DAY

    THE LIGHTER TINT EGG IS FROM THIS MORNING!
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like they are both from the same hen. When they first start laying, their ink jets (that apply color) need the kinks worked out. You'll get all sorts of funky eggs from new layers.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    They have ink jet? Thats cool. [​IMG]
     
  4. Nikki82

    Nikki82 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My one that just started laying didn't get that memo, so far her eggs are uniform in colour, size, and shape. And here I was almost hoping for some eggy oddities. [​IMG]
     
  5. PEI chicken

    PEI chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I don't agree. The pinker one looks just like the colour of egg that my silver-pencilled plymouth rock lays, and the browner brown egg looks like it comes from another brown layer. There is never that much variation in colour in any of the eggs that I get from my spprs. I think they're from two different hens. [​IMG]

    I did get a chuckle about the ink jets!
     
  6. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My one that just started laying didn't get that memo, so far her eggs are uniform in colour, size, and shape. And here I was almost hoping for some eggy oddities. [​IMG]

    The eggs I've been getting have been near perfect. Even the first one!

    Of course I've got 5 other hens that still have to get down to business!
     
  7. Nikki82

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    Quote:My one that just started laying didn't get that memo, so far her eggs are uniform in colour, size, and shape. And here I was almost hoping for some eggy oddities. [​IMG]

    The eggs I've been getting have been near perfect. Even the first one!

    Of course I've got 5 other hens that still have to get down to business!

    I'd say that the eggs(7 over 8 days) I've gotten are cute, light brown minitures of the eggs I'm used to getting from the store. I still have three others that have yet to lay, though another one finally did the squat today.
     
  8. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls will lay eggs varying from pink to brown. Sometimes they have whitish spots, and sometimes they are perfectly uniform in color. All 5 do this. I think it's pretty common. If you pick up an egg right after she lays it, you can actually wipe some of the color off.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Generally shape doesn't change, except for the occasional pullet bullet. But shade can change. I have an olive egger right now that the shade of her egg changes every day. (she just started laying) My BR at almost 3 years will occasionally lay eggs with lavender speckles. (most of the time it's just brown with white dots on it) Darker egg layers like Marans and wellies have more variation in color than most of the lighter colored egg layers.
     
  10. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My one that just started laying didn't get that memo, so far her eggs are uniform in colour, size, and shape. And here I was almost hoping for some eggy oddities. [​IMG]

    The eggs I've been getting have been near perfect. Even the first one!

    Of course I've got 5 other hens that still have to get down to business!

    I was expecting the first eggs to be strange too, but all of my girls laid nicely shaped and formed eggs from the beginning. Then we had a hawk attack, and now we get at least two strange eggs a week.
     

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