Brown eggs are now pale

By Eve97 · Jun 7, 2019 · ·
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  1. Eve97
    We have 2 RIR and 2 Barred Rocks that have been laying since September 2018. They were born in April of 18 and their eggs have always been perfect with the beautiful brown shell. 4 weeks ago there was been a decrease in eggs to the point of only getting 2 eggs for a week. Now the egg production has increased in the last week but we only had 1 brown egg and 7 very pale, almost white, eggs, the shells are still hard on the pale eggs. I have no idea why the color has changed as they are healthy, eating great, and always have oyster shells available, also they are drinking the same amount of water daily and I give them healthy treats. They dont seem to have any type of respiratory problems, as I have read online about infectious bronchitis, and several other diseases. If anyone can help me I would be so thankful

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  1. BlueBaby
    "Good question about egg color"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Jun 7, 2019
    I was wondering the same thing myself. It must be a normal thing, although it would be nice to know the reason behind it.
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  1. tiger91807
    It is possible that the chicken is just hitting a certain point in their life spans. Sometimes chickens lay more than at other times, the chickens usually lay through spring and lose the amount in summer. The egg color doesn't make a difference really, they're both equally as healthy.
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    1. Eve97
      Thank you, I wasn't sure as to where I should post my question. I just posted it in the forum you suggested.
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  3. BlueBaby
    Maybe they are just getting to the end of one cycle before they go into another to get darker again? Mine are lighter in color too now than they were before.
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