Egg Color Change - Normal?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lunachick, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Should I bee concerned? My two red stars have been laying beautiful dark brown eggs since May. Yesterday one layed a very light, almost white egg. Today another whitish one but it had wrinkles and was elongated. Is this a sign of some kind that I have to worry about? They get layer mash, oyster shell is offered, and they get to roam the yard and find my compost pile that has crushed eggshell in it. Or is it just a phase and I'll get my brown eggs again?
     
  2. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    We get a weird egg, or an off colored egg occasionally. I don't really think twice about it. I might, if it happens frequently. I think they just lay a dud once in a while. I've noticed this seems to happen more often with the younger hens.
     
  3. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    we get lighter colors sometimes from the same chickens.
    what is layer mash?
    we feed laying pellets. just wondering what layer mash is [​IMG]
     
  4. andy

    andy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    layer mash is for old hens with no teeth..ha ha
     
  5. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    Quote:oh, i did not know that, thanks andy [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    LMAO @ andy
     
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
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  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    LOL, andy! Anyway to the OP, I'll get a lighter colored egg every once in while. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to why they are light, they just are.
     

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