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White Eggs?????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by carrlr, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. carrlr

    carrlr Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    You can see from my profile the breeds of chickens I have. I have one 1.5 year old BR, the others are about 9 months old. All have been laying consistantly since Aug/Sep. Although production droppped significantly (from an avg of 8/day to 2/day) just after our first cold spell, the number of eggs returned to almost normal after a short spell. We had moderate temps and all was well until this past week. We had another several day cold spell. Egg production is down to just one or two a day for 11 layers. Here's the wierd and unexplainable. All of my birds lay varying degrees of brown eggs. Except the two from today are WHITE, well almost white. Has anyone experienced this? Reasons?

  2. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    I'd say it was from one of your buff orpingtons. Their eggs are light brown, and maybe the egg missed the color factory.
  3. Tdub4chiks

    Tdub4chiks Songster

    Jul 8, 2010
    Constantia, NY
    Is your high school sweetheart playing tricks on you? lol [​IMG]
  4. pkw

    pkw Songster

    May 14, 2010
    North Edwards, CA
    I have a hen that does that .. throws out a white egg every now and then. All of my hens are brown egg layers also.
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Yep, same here - never had an explanation. I get one white egg every few weeks from otherwise brown egg layers. I currently have two brown leghorns that are 7 weeks old - I'm looking forward to getting a few white eggs mixed in regularly with the brown ones once they start laying.

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