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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HenOfTheHouse, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. HenOfTheHouse

    HenOfTheHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay I'm really good with chickens and have had them for years. I love them. But I have a question I never really got an answer to. Three of my chickens have been laying for three years. They are buff orpingtons. Now they're not laying and a little while ago had huge white eggs when they were suppose to be brown. Is this just because they're to old or what? Thanks anyway!!

    ~HenoftheHouse~Rachel~
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    I do not know the answer to this question. However I am sure someone will be along shortly to welcome you here and can answer this question for you. You can always post this question in the Behavior and Egglaying section here of BYC...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/18/chicken-behaviors-and-egglaying

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. HenOfTheHouse

    HenOfTheHouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!!
    Just to let you know a little about me I'm weirdly(not really weirdly) love no adore chickens. ::D

    ~Rachel~



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  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Did your girls stop laying for the winter and go into molt? They seem healthy otherwise? There are diseases etc that can cause it, but as long as they are healthy it is hopefully just because of their age and the number of eggs they laid. Brown egg layers tend to lay lighter eggs as they get older and as chickens keep laying eggs during a certain cycle, their eggs tend to get lighter the longer they lay in that cycle, Orps tend to lay fairly light brown eggs to start with, so if older hens have laid for months the eggs may very well look almost white. They should be the more normal light brown color when they start up again after having stopped for molting or winter etc.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm047.
    http://www.aseanfood.info/Articles/11022669.pdf
    http://www.hpbaa.com/The_Incredible_Egg.html
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Kelsie knows her stuff.
     
  7. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you here with us [​IMG]



    I have several RIR's and as they get older the egg color get's lighter as it is like they are running out of ink would be the easiest way to put it [​IMG]
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Kelsie answered your question - I agree 100%. Welcome to BYC.
     

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