Egg Colors

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SarahFair, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    How fast do egg colors change?
    I have a cochin and a Barred rock hen

    For a few weeks I use to get very speackled eggs. Now they are all a nice solid color.
    What decides how the eggs going to turn out and how long does it take to tranistion from speckled to solid?
     
  2. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know what makes them speckled sometimes. Mine will occasionally get quite speckled (sometimes with white spots on the brown) but I don't know if it has anything to do with the laying cycle or not.
    I'll be interested to see what other responses you get.
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Someone told me it this way....it is kind of like ink in your printer. the more it is used the more even the color is on the page. Same with chickens. As a pullet starts to lay her ink jets are not warmed up therefore the speckled eggs...as she progresses throughout her life they get darker and darker then back to lighter and as she gets older they return to a mottled speckled color. Kind of made sense to me.
     
  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Quote:Huh..I never thought of it like that
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    When my birds were pullets I got some speckled eggs. Now that they are older once in a great while I might get one with some speckles.
     

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