Egg color is changing

Jgrice

Chirping
Apr 4, 2020
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Hey everyone! So I recently bought a leg horn/Easter Egger mixed hen. The lady I bought it from said that the hen laid blue eggs, but I have had this hen for about three months and all of her eggs have been white in color. Then, the other day, I went outside and noticed that she laid a very blue egg! I have to admit, I was really excited. But I’m wondering, is it normal for hens eggs to alternate in color like that?
 

CHlCKEN

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Jun 21, 2020
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Perhaps the stress of the move caused your hen’s reproductive system to produce a few flukes. Not enough pigment released to the shell and you were receiving white eggs. Now that stress levels have been reduced the chicken’s eggs will appear more blue in color.
 

SnootyHen

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Apr 18, 2020
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I have a Barnevelder who started by laying the prettiest golden light brown eggs with lots of brown speckles. Definitely the prettiest egg in my coop. After a few weeks it changed to a medium brown egg with some larger brown dots. No clue why! Now she's on strike and hasn't laid anything since Nov 30th so I am hoping when she comes back, the speckles will return. I hope your blue stays blue!
 

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