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EE egg shell color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by erlibrd, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My 3 ee's lay greenish colored eggs, very pretty eggs. When I crack the eggs open the insides are blue but after being exposed to air for about an hour or so the inside of the shell turns white. Anyone else notice this and why does it happen?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Interesting question. I never noticed that when I had a green egg layer. Unfortunately someone dropped a couple of dogs off in the country and I no longer have a green egg layer so I can't experiment. They could have dropped those dogs off at the shelter for free and saved me a lot of trouble, but there is probably a good reason they did what they did. Probably that they are just dumb.

    Are you sure you are looking at the inside of the shell and that you are not seeing the membrane on the inside dry out?
     
  3. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ridgerunner I think you are right that it's the membrane drying out and not the shell!! thank you!
    I am sorry you lost your hen to dogs :(
     

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