White Eggshell

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by theoldchick, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    For some reason one of my Jersey Giants laid a white-shelled egg. Previously all the eggs have been a shade of brown with one gal laying a pinkish colored egg. 2 days ago, my 16 gals laid 13 eggs and one was white. Yesterday all were the normal shade and I'm wondering what I'll get today. Yes, these year-old hens are hatchery stock so I don't expect perfect eggs, but the white one surprised me. All hens are acting normal, and the egg itself was perfectly normal-nice strong shell, tough inner membrane, and a beautiful yellow yolk. I was simply surprised to get a white egg after all the brown eggs. The diet has not changed: Purina laying pellets, some scratch feed, and daily fresh greens, and bread as a treat.

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  2. terryg

    terryg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Thanks! That's a good article. It will be interesting to see if I continue to find a white egg.
     
  4. Fierlin1182

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    Had that happen to us once, got a beautiful white egg from the sex-links, they were healthy and nothing much had changed. Just a one off thing, I suppose. We took photos, but I can't remember where they are. :lol:
     
  5. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to find this thread, I also have a sex link laying white eggs.
     
  6. Fierlin1182

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    If it's consistent, there might be a problem, but I usually don't worry if it's just an occasional thing.
     

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