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Color of egg changes after being in fridge.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jaymejojos, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. jaymejojos

    jaymejojos In the Brooder

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    So today after I gathered our daily egg from the nest box I brought it inside to plop in the fridge. And I noticed something strange - the eggs that have been in the fridge for about a week have started to change colour slightly. The eggs are originally a light speckled brownish/pink. After being in the fridge for a week they have evened out in colour (the speckles are gone), lightened slightly and have a mottled appearance on the top of the egg. Is this normal? Do I need to be worried about my girl.

    Currently we only have one girl laying eggs so I know they are all coming from her.
     

  2. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Songster

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    I have one Silkie hen who lays speckled eggs, and after a little while in the fridge the speckles are gone. I've always wondered about it, but we eat and hatch her eggs like any others, so I guess it's fine.
     

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