Can a hen suddenly lay a different colored egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chick4chix, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been seeing a lot of posts lately about hens laying one color one day and another color the next. I have read a lot of books on poultry and chicken keeping and they have always said- once she lays an egg of a certain color - that is her color for life- other than a bit lighter or darker - but never going from blue/green to brown or white and vice versa.
    So... my question is- are these folks mistaken in thinking the egg is from one hen and it's actually from another - or is it possible for a brown egg laying hen to suddenly lay a blue egg?
    Thanks for your answers in advance and I hope this doesn't start arguments [​IMG]
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    The text book and researched books are correct. Eggs can get lighter or darker, but they do not go from one color to another.
     

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