What color eggs will come from my hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SilkieCRZYness, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Songster

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    JW, i just got some new hens introduced to my flock, 2 red comets, 1 barred rock, 1 black sexlink, 1 black jersey giant. was wondering what colors like which ones lay light and dark so i know whos laying i got a light brown today, first egg, i just got them last night so im excited. thanks all
     

  2. Dar

    Dar Crowing

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    I have heard that if the ears of the hen are red she will lay brown eggs and if the ears are white she will lay white eggs


    this is what i copied from McMurrays
    as a general rule a chicken with red ear lobes will lay brown eggs & a chicken with white ear lobes will be a white egg layer. There are some exceptions. The Araucanas lay blue/green eggs. They are called "The Easter Egg Chicken".
     
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Your Barred Rock probably gave you the light brown egg today.

    The sexlink and the giant lay brown as well as the comets.
     
  4. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Songster

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    ok soo all five lay dark brown n my barred rock lays light brown? i have 5 RIR females that are to young but will they lay dark or light brown? thanks again
     

  5. SilkieCRZYness

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    ohh geesh, i almost forgot i have a buff orpington female to, but i dont think shes quite old enough to lay.
     
  6. auracana07

    auracana07 In the Brooder

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    I seem to have heard somewhere that the a chicken's egg will be the same color as their ear or there foot. I'm pretty sure that it worked for my chickens. Why don't you look it up?
     
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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  8. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My BR lays pinkish eggs, not really brown at all.
     

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