Easter Egger Eggs Changed Colors from Blue/Green to Pinkish!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickchick1981, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. chickchick1981

    chickchick1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    I'm new to BYC and have a burning question I need help with. I can't seem to find much corroborating that it's happened to others but it happened to me! I got 4 chicks in March. RIR, Ameraucana, Black Jersey Giant and Buff Brahma. They all didn't start laying until they were about 24 weeks. My Ameraucana started off by laying green and sometimes blueish eggs. No mistaking it was her. Suddenly while I was on vacation in Summer, my mom said one of them laid a pink egg! Since then, I have gotten not a SINGLE green or blueish tinged egg! Only PINK! I waited to see if it would return to the other color, but it's been probably 5 months of her only laying pinks! And it's not that she's not laying anymore, because while obviously egg production has slowed because of Winter, there are still days where I get 4 and they're all tan and 1 pink!

    What the heck? Anyone else ever had that?!
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was getting my EE's it said that they would only lay one color egg, that they wouldn't switch colors.... So that is very weird.

    Interested to hear what others have to say
     
  3. chickchick1981

    chickchick1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Right?! And I've seen other people post similar things- that their eggs changed colors but then everyone says they must just have been mistaken about who was laying what... but I only have 4 who lay the same colors consistently. And the rest are all the same tan colors still but now I get 1 pink! It's so strange! It's been about 5 months since my last green/blue egg!
     
  4. chickchick1981

    chickchick1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so here was when they first started laying eggs. See, all tan and a green (there were more greens but just one made it into that particular carton that I was giving to a friend. The next picture was when Louise first started laying pinks. I grabbed a tan, a green one from the day before, and that day's egg which was pink!
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  5. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhhh! They are gorgeous eggs:) Is the hen in questioning in the top right? She looks like my EE:)
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The pigment for the blue eggshell comes from bile. Green eggs are the result of the brown egg 'coating' applied to a blue eggshell instead of a white eggshell. Pink eggs are technically just a shade of brown 'coating.' If she is no longer producing blue eggshells, something may be wrong with her.
     
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  7. chickchick1981

    chickchick1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Lol yep! That's my Louise!
     
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    Oh no! She seems healthy (is very skittish) but eats normally, behaves normally etc... I'll research to see if there's anything I should be looking for. Any suggestions on where to start?! I should add that her eggs were never a true BLUE, they were more like a green with bluish tinge to them. Green has been her consistent coloring. Does that make a difference?
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    There are only two colors for eggshells, white or blue. Brown eggs have a coating applied to a white shell. Green eggs are that same coating but applied to a blue eggshell. Her shells have gone from being blue, to white. The coating has remained the same. It may indicate a problem with her liver.
     
  10. chickchick1981

    chickchick1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh I'm so sad to think she may be sick. I'll talk to my vet about it :(
     

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