COLOR OF EGG / feed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shoetou, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. shoetou

    shoetou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will the color of the eggs very do to the feed that they are given to eat and by the bread do to the feed . I have 10 chickens that are laying 5 black sex links 5 white leghorns the sex links are giving brown shades of eggs and if the leghorns are laying they should be laying white eggs but I get brown to almost a off white pink eggs . can any one answer this for me
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Eggshell color is determined by genetics. Your Leghorns might not be Leghorns...
     
  3. GC-Raptor

    GC-Raptor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 sister sex-links and two have started laying and they lay different shades. I now have 6 eggs 3 of each shade. GC[​IMG]
     
  4. lydiagirl99

    lydiagirl99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My leghorn has never laid any color other than white and I've switched her feed up on her many times.
     

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