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Color of eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Nateness01, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Nateness01

    Nateness01 In the Brooder

    Jul 31, 2008
    We have three barred rock hens, I've heard that the eggs are commonly brown, but ours seem to be very pale. Is there any way to make the color darker by feeding them something different? Also does anyone know where I can find a list of breeds, and what color eggs they produce as well as shade? Thanks;)
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
  3. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    My Barred Rock was a light brown layer too. If you want darker eggs you will have to go with another breed; my Orpington lays lovely, medium-brown speckled eggs. The latest fad is for the super-dark chocolate browns of the Welsummers, and especially Marans.

    But they all taste great! [​IMG]

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