Egg Bleaching ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dadof4, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like one of my rhode islands' eggs are becoming lighter in color. Within the past month or so, the are seeming to fade. Is rhis common or a vitamin defec.?
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It's normal. My hens eggs go from dark to light during a cycle. When the cycle starts all over again they go back to dark.
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    That's funny, I was going to ask the same question! Our RIRs (the whole flock!!) eggs have went from dark brown to almost white in about a week! I wonder if they will go back to brown? They don't really have a 'cycle', they never really did stop laying. They slowed down some in the winter, but they just recently picked back up. Now all their eggs are very light colored. [​IMG]
     
  4. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is good to know
    mine too have changed in color.
    but the taste is the same..
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Mine don't stop laying at the end of the cycle. I probably need to keep track of how long it takes for the eggs to go from dark to light before they start all over again at dark. I've just noticed that it happens and then suddenly everyone is back to laying dark eggs again.
     
  6. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. Mine change shades back and forth too.
     

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