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Egg Color change?

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

  1. bayouchicks

    bayouchicks New Egg

    Sep 22, 2008
    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

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    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...
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    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

    Jan 26, 2007
    central Ohio
    Easter Eggers sometimes lay different color eggs as they get older, maybe true for other breeds, also.

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