Too many eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Knittycat, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have 5 chickens (I gotta update my signature). Two wellsummers, two barred rocks, and an easter egger. I got 5 eggs today, but they were all brown. If I had to guess I'd say I've got 4 wellsummer eggs and 1 barred rock egg, although maybe one of the BRs is going through a darker phase. I know that there were no eggs in the nests this morning, and now...I have too many of the wrong color!
    What happened? I thought they were only supposed to lay every 26 hours or so at the fastest!
     
  2. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    EEs can lay ANY color of egg. There's no guarantee that they will lay blue or green, so it looks like your EE's putting out brown eggs rather than an egg production miracle.

    On a side note, having looked at your sig...you have a roo named Jerkface? [​IMG]
     
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  3. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But she lays a blue egg. Easter eggers can lay multiple colors?
    yes, Jerkface is my rooster. He's a good roo as far as roosters go. He's still a little *** though.
     
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    No, not multiple colors. They'll lay whatever they lay for however long they lay. I didn't know that you had already confirmed the color of her egg. [​IMG] In that case, maybe someone got a little egg-cited and you did get an extra...the usual time between eggs is about 25 hours, so maaaaaybe someone felt like raising the bar!

    LOL! I just can't get over that name...makes me laugh every time I read it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Puck the rooster's name (when the kiddo was around) was far less PC too ;)
     
  6. RCRIR

    RCRIR Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had a bird lay two eggs in one day -- quite rare, but it has happened.
     

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