egg color

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scrawford, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. scrawford

    scrawford Hatching

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    I have several bard rock. They were laying nice brown eggs. However, recently they have become almost white. It Is cold here and several have been molting. Is this the cause or are they missing something in their feed?
     
  2. Hi! Welcome to BYC! Maybe try posting in Chicken Behaviors and Egg Laying
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. There are a number of factors that can cause a loss of brown pigment in the egg shells including stress caused by either cold, molting, a move, overcrowding, or a perceived predator threat on the part of the hens; old age; a poor diet or ingestion of certain chemicals such as sulfonamides; or viral diseased such as Newcastle or infectious bronchitis. Hopefully by examining all of these possibilities, you will be able to figure out the cause of the loss of pigment in your BR eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    They probably need more calcium in their diet. Make sure they either have crushed, rinsed eggshells or oyster shells available all day. Age also could influence it.
     
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  5. RonP

    RonP Crowing

    How old are they?
     
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    sunflour Flock Master

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