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

    Jun 4, 2009
    So Cal
    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

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    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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