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Eggs losing pigmentation

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My White Ameraucanas use to have a very vibrant blue egg. Now it's almost white. Any ideas? She's only been laying for 4 months and she's under a year old.

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White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Egg color can vary, and eggs will get lighter in color the longer they lay. Stress, and some diseases will cause pigment lose, adding carotene to the diet is thought to help, blue egg color requires extra from a hen, a component of blood called biliverden is used, those laying white or brown eggs don't, so perhaps your hen is getting wore out.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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