White Layer turns Brown?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hooligan, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Ok so when Bridgette first started laying her eggs were white (Cornish X). We have had her in the house for about 2 wks (bc she would not survive in the heat) and no eggs at all...but today I came home and found a large brown egg in her playpen. She is by herself so no egg switcheroos could have occured but wouldn't this be impossible?

    Here's her first egg, second from the left, white.


    And her new egg is just as brown as the one on the right!

    And here is Bridgette in all her glory, 'dust bathing' in the living room.

  2. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
  3. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Sorry--I looked at this post earlier, and am baffled. Are you sure there is no one in the house who is trying to pull a prank on you?

    All I can say is BIZARRE.
  4. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I was told when chickens first start laying their eggs it take a little while for their 'egg laying parts' to work it self out. Such as when they first lay they may be a little soft and as time passed it goes away. Like on my EE's the first few I got were a very very pale green. Almost a white color, but no they are laying more green eggs. As well with the brown egg layers I have. At first very pale brown, almost a white, now a darker beige brown. Im not sure if this is whats up with your chicken, but its my best guess. [​IMG]
  5. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Nope, no prank. LoL
    But she is SUPPOSED to lay white eggs and has been for months...now a brown one?
    I wonder what the next one is going to look like! [​IMG]
  6. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    I believe that the two parent strains of the Cornish Cross are brown egg layers.

    What color are your birds' ear lobes. Red ear lobes--brown eggs, white ear lobes--white eggs. Brown eggs can be very pale, almost white.

    I don't have any Cornish X right now but I'm pretty sure they had red earlobes. The Cornish is a brown egg layer although they are pale.
  7. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    A few of the ppl I know that have Cornish X hens say their eggs are white as well and as you can see in the pic, they have been white...but its true her lobes are red.
    Its just kind of odd LoL
  8. josh_bigler

    josh_bigler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2008
    windsor, missouri
    that indeed is very odd, hmm.. all i can say is that my buff orpingtons when they started to lay were completely white! and i was mad but then they started getting cream color, now all are a nice brownish tint like your egg you got there! i always thought cornish x if you let them get to the point of lay, that it would be a white egg also.... my uncle butured all but two cornish x's of his and has 2 hens left and they are 8 months old and have not laid an egg at all! that'd be neat if they start laying brown eggs!
  9. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    So everyday since the 7th Bridgette has laid a brown egg after Lucas has gone to work but before I get home LoL
    I guess she's getting comfy in the house but the shell color switch was so weird LoL

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