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Easter eggers eggs change color or not?

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I have two EE'rs, and I believe one has started laying. She's laying smallish light, light brown eggs.  I know the eggs will most likely get bigger, but can their color change at all with time? I'm guessing that if she was going to lay the blue or green tinted, they would have started out that way - yes? sad


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She will continue to lay brown.

The only time the color will change is if you have a green layer.  Green eggs are blue eggs with brown spray paint.  So if the egg doesn't make it through the paint booth, it will come out blue.  Doesn't happen often, but it can happen.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Originally Posted by new2chooks 

She will continue to lay brown.

The only time the color will change is if you have a green layer.  Green eggs are blue eggs with brown spray paint.  So if the egg doesn't make it through the paint booth, it will come out blue.  Doesn't happen often, but it can happen.


So i have a dumb question for someone to answer. I have an EE that laid one little green egg more than 10 days ago. Now all i see are brown eggs of different shades every day since. What happened to the green eggs?
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Originally Posted by Rayne17 
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Originally Posted by new2chooks 

She will continue to lay brown.

The only time the color will change is if you have a green layer.  Green eggs are blue eggs with brown spray paint.  So if the egg doesn't make it through the paint booth, it will come out blue.  Doesn't happen often, but it can happen.


So i have a dumb question for someone to answer. I have an EE that laid one little green egg more than 10 days ago. Now all i see are brown eggs of different shades every day since. What happened to the green eggs?
Thanks


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Originally Posted by Rayne17 
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Originally Posted by new2chooks 

She will continue to lay brown.

The only time the color will change is if you have a green layer.  Green eggs are blue eggs with brown spray paint.  So if the egg doesn't make it through the paint booth, it will come out blue.  Doesn't happen often, but it can happen.


So i have a dumb question for someone to answer. I have an EE that laid one little green egg more than 10 days ago. Now all i see are brown eggs of different shades every day since. What happened to the green eggs?
Thanks


Any chance another girl is laying and your EE is just taking a break?

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #6 of 6

Eggs don't change color (except for what new2choooks explained) but are at their darkest when a hen begins her laying cycle. Towards the end of her cycle, her eggs become paler and paler, until she stops to moult. Then her eggs return to their former vibrancy after break.

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