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Strange eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pepperkorn, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. pepperkorn

    pepperkorn Hatching

    Aug 15, 2008
    [We have Rhode Island Reds that lay brown eggs. They have been laying for about 3 weeks. Yesterday and today we found some very large off white eggs that were on the ground, not in or near the nest that all other eggs are layed in. I broke 2 open and they look like normal eggs. We have no roosters so non are fertilized.
    Are they ok to eat? Why are they different and not layed in the nests?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Egg color can vary from chicken to chicken. Not every hen will lay in the designated nest box at all times. I wouldn't worry over it. Enjoy the eggs.
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    MissPrissy is right, they won't always lay in the nest boxes.

    We have a procrastinator hen. She gets so busy squawking that her favorite nest box is taken, that she doesn't always make it into any of our nest boxes. As a result, sometimes she lays them on the hen house floor right in front of her favorite nest box.[​IMG]
  4. ridgefire

    ridgefire Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    Quote:Kind of like potty training a toddler... [​IMG]
  5. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Quote:Kind of like potty training a toddler... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] (we never had that problem.......[​IMG] )

  6. ridgefire

    ridgefire Songster

    Jan 8, 2008
    Northern Michigan
    I just remember potty training my son. He would get so busy playing that by the time he would run to the potty he would end up peeing his pants in front of the potty.

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