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brown eggs shells changing to lighter color, almost white

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by comet57t, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. comet57t

    comet57t Hatching

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    My RIR hens are laying these lighter colored eggs, never had hens do that before these. Please, any help out there ?
     
  2. Sherry

    Sherry Songster

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    I too hope you get a reply, mine are doing the same thing.
     
  3. spottedtail

    spottedtail Songster

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    The shade will vary.
    That's just how it is. Nothing you can do about it.
    Are lighter eggs a problem?

    spot
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Toward the end of the cycle, closer to molt, it's normal for eggs to lighten up somewhat.
     
  5. comet57t

    comet57t Hatching

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    thankyou for replies. While eggs were lighter, they also had thinner shells, the lightest color ones the thinest. I began feeding oyster shell, the shells improved, but I don't remember RIR's having this light of eggs in the past. My friend thinks it is a mineral issue or water ???
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    It can happen if the hens get too hot (especially if they run short of water during the day) -- are you having a summery snap at the moment?

    Pat
     
  7. Redfeathers

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    My buff orp was doing that as well during a hot spell we were having. The shells were thin too. It's cooler now and they eggs are the color they should be. Weird stuff.
     

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