Egg Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by RickMiller, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. RickMiller

    RickMiller In the Brooder

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    Can the color eggs a chicken lays change? One of our chicks was laying greenish/grey eggs - was supposed to be a Plymoth Rock but I assume she has a little Easter Egger in her. Anyway, our chicks just started laying in November and this one was laying the colored eggs. I haven't gotten one this color in a couple weeks and I don't know if she stopped laying or she is now laying brown eggs like the other 5 hens. Still averaging around two eggs a day, just all brown.
     

  2. She has stopped laying. Egg color does not change. The exception, when a hen lays a green egg, the egg color may lighten toward the end of her laying cycle. But, the color will not change to another color.
     
  3. RickMiller

    RickMiller In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the answer. That's what I thought, just wanted to make sure. After all this, I'll probably get home from work today and find that she layed one. Thanks again.
     

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