What’s the difference between brown and white eggs?
Nothing, really, except their color.
According to The Chicken Whisperer’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, you can tell the color of egg a hen will lay (usually) by the color of her earlobes, the fleshy part under her ear feathers. White-earlobed hens will usually lay white eggs, and red-earlobed hens will usually lay brown eggs. All of our chickens hatched from brown eggs.
Edited: So far, it looks like the chicken whisperer is right. Both of our girls are laying brown eggs. They look a little different–Bucky’s eggs are larger, so we can always tell who left us a treat in the nesting box.Share this: