Egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lindylou47, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. lindylou47

    lindylou47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi folks.
    I have 1 orpington, 1 rh. red, and 2 plymouth rocks. They have been laying brown eggs for a long time, but lately their eggs have been white, or very pale brown. Is this normal?
    I am sure they are healthy. Just thought eggs were always the same color.
    Appreciate any info!
    Thanks, Linda
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If they have been steadily laying without a break the coloring of hens' eggs tends to become lighter. Once they take a break, molt and rejuvenate the color will darken up once again.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep. Color fades with age.
     
  4. lindylou47

    lindylou47 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much!
    .I appreciate it. Like I said, they seemed to be healthy, and I was getting a little worried. I have 2 indian runners, and 2 rouen ducks also. They almost get along with the chicks!
    Thanks again!
    Linda
     

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