Dark Egg Layers Turning Light...

Krys109uk

Songster
11 Years
Aug 6, 2008
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a valley; by a brook.
I can't say that this is the reason for your hen to lay lighter eggs this year, but usually the eggs from the dark egg laying breeds get lighter as the season progresses.
 

Sonoran Silkies

Flock Mistress
11 Years
Jan 4, 2009
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Tempe, Arizona
With any non-white egg, as a bird continues to lay the egg colour gets lighter and lighter until she goes broody, molts or for some other reason goes into a non-laying cycle. Once she begins laying again the eggs should be as dark as they were at first. It's a cycle that repeats over and over. You can also see the pigment loss in her legs, at least on yellow legged breeds.
 

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