Egg Color Variation and Improvement by Diet

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by TheMaineHomestead, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. TheMaineHomestead

    TheMaineHomestead In the Brooder

    Feb 6, 2018
    Alton, Maine US
    For a long time I'd thought younger birds produced darker egg colors and that the shade of the color reduced over time. After reading this article I found otherwise. How do other folks think color works based on first-hand knowledge and evidence? Does hen age matter? Thanks!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Article will not come up for me, but in my experience the shell color of a hen's eggs tends to lighten towards the end of a laying cycle.

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