Easter-Egger changes it's egg color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kipper, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. kipper

    kipper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it possible for a 18 month old hen to change the color of egg it lays?

    I'm not talking about lightening at molt, but an EE changing from green to light brown.
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Easter Egger's myself and have never seen this, mine will lay a variety in the greenish shades though. I hope someone else can answer you! Good luck.
     
  3. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. That's a myth. Once they lay one color egg that's it. It doesnt change from egg to egg, only chicken to chicken.
     
  4. Farmington

    Farmington Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one I have laying now started out with her first egg being more olive color, and smallish. All consecutive eggs thereafter have been a lighter shade of green, and a bit larger than the first. She started at almost 22 weeks
     
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  5. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one I have laying now started out with her first egg being more olive color, and smallish. All consecutive eggs thereafter have been a lighter shade of green, and a bit larger than the first. She started at almost 22 weeks

    That's actually very common. They typically start out laying a darker shade, and they progressively get lighter as they age. They just don't go from having a blue base (olive/green) to having a white base (white/brown).

    Hope this helps!​
     
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  6. newchicksnducks

    newchicksnducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    My EE will range from olive green to lighter blue....from the same EE. But never from blue-green to brown. [​IMG]
     

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