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A single chicken of mine (Rhode Island Red) has changed the color of her eggs from brown to tan to almost completely white over the past three days. I've never seen anything like it. Her diet hasn't changed since adulthood. Please help me to know whats going on.
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I'm following this because the same thing is happening to one of my BA's.
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The most common cause is stress, some diseases like bronchitis will cause it too. Nervousness and fear in hens will cause them to release epinephrine, which interferes with the ability to deposit the pigment on the eggs. So make sure your hens aren't stressed. New food, New birds, loud noises, dogs, many things will stress a hen.
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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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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A single chicken of mine (Rhode Island Red) has changed the color of her eggs from brown to tan to almost completely white over the past three days. I've never seen anything like it. Her diet hasn't changed since adulthood. Please help me to know whats going on.

Are you positive those 3 eggs are form the same bird?

You only have one bird or one brown layer?

What is the range of days those eggs were laid?

How old is she?

Could be at end of laying cycle getting ready to molt or go broody.

Could be ill or stressed as mentioned already.

Any changes to housing or population near change?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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