Why is my chickens egg purplish brownish colored?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Animals45, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. Animals45

    Animals45 Songster

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    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering why one of my chickens layed a brownish purplish egg?
    I found it in my coop today and thought it was strange because none of my chickens have ever layed a egg like that before
    And I have had them for a long time and nothing has ever happened like that before.
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Crowing

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    Is it possible that a hen as not been laying all this time and now has started? It will be interesting to see if you get more eggs of the same.
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    sometimes at the beginning or end of a laying cycle egg color will change somewhat.
     
  4. chickenpeeple

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    Could we see a picture?
     
  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    What breeds do you have?
     
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  6. Animals45

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    I am not sure if she just started. Yes, I think it would be cool too keep getting eggs like that!!!!
    BTW I am not sure what chicken layed the egg.
     
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  7. Animals45

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    1 Easter Egger, 2 Barred rocks, 1 Red star, 1 Australorp, 1 Delaware, 1 Buff orpington, 1 White Plymouth rock, and 2 Light Brahmas.
     
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  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    My Brahma lays brown eggs with a purplish/pinkish tint with some dark speckles. They are so pretty!
     
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  9. Animals45

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    I looked at the egg right now it has a purple line going around the middle.
    it has a light purple color.
     
  10. Animals45

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    Cool! Maybe it was one of my Brahmas.
     
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