Brown Eggs Changing color from dark to light

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lblasch, May 15, 2009.

  1. lblasch

    lblasch New Egg

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    Mar 30, 2009
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    Why are my hens eggs changing colors from a dark brown to almost white?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    What kind of hens are they? [​IMG]
     
  3. duplessis3

    duplessis3 New Egg

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    we have three barred rock hens. One is looking pretty rough right now, and her eggs are getting lighter and lighter. Today it was sort of speckled brown and white.
     
  4. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    I have several (6) BR hens , 2 lay the lighter eggs 4 the darker ones. Some times I get the eggs that have speckles on them. I'm not sure of the cause of the difference, But mine are only about 11 months old. My father says that they are still pullet eggs and that this my have something to do with it. I don't know for sure though.
     

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