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Egg Color change?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bayouchicks, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. bayouchicks

    bayouchicks New Egg

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    Does it happen in the chicken world for a hen to be laying nice size dark brown eggs to all of a sudden to change to smaller more white-tan eggs?
     
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of hen is it?
    I have read that some of the Marans eggs fluctuate in egg color, but I am not sure if it is real gradual or abrupt...
    ~Rebecca
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Sometimes the color of shell will depend on how long the egg has taken to come down thru her duct work [​IMG], the longer it takes the darker the egg will be [​IMG] I read an article on that and it stuck in my brain waves.
     
  4. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Easter Eggers sometimes lay different color eggs as they get older, maybe true for other breeds, also.
     

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