SUPRISE EGG

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SHERRING7712, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. SHERRING7712

    SHERRING7712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I returned home from work yesterday and my son greeted me with an egg..."We've got another layer Mom!" were his words! [​IMG]
    He had a medium sized white egg. This confused me as right now I have two hens laying. One is my ameracauna who lays a large size pretty blue egg almost daily and recently one of my two year old Brahmas laid me a couple small brown eggs. Currently the only ones I thought were old enough would be my one other Brahma and my black star but I thought their eggs would be brown.
    I do have 2 EE's that are a little over 3 months old...and two RIR's about the same age. Everyone else is only about 9-10 weeks. Do you think the white egg could be from the EE's or could it be from my black star or brahma???? I am at a loss on this one!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess would be the Brahma, what color is the hen? As coloring will dictate egg color in some breeds.
     
  3. SHERRING7712

    SHERRING7712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of the brahmas are light bramas but the one that I know laid the two small brown eggs does have note back/ grey then the other
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    White eggs from 'brown layers' are not unprecedented at point of lay.
    Brown layers have a white shell base, the brown is a pigment coating added at the end of the process.
    Sometimes egg go thru too fast to be coated...or there's a glitch in the 'spray booth'.
    It can take up to a month or so for new layers to get the ole egg machine fully tuned up....
    ....Meanwhile, eggs everywhere, some of them can be rather funky looking, soft or thin shelled, huge double yolked eggs.
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    I agree with this statement.

    Congrats on your surprise egg! It's so much fun to get them. And it's always fun for the kids as well.
     
  6. SHERRING7712

    SHERRING7712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everybody! I'm setting the game cam up in the coop cuz I just can't take the not knowing! LOL I am definitely happy about it though...if I have 3 laying now woohoo! My poor little Liberty has been paying rent for everybody so far...I think she could use some help! [​IMG]
     

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