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Eggs are losing their color...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crazeetxn, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. crazeetxn

    crazeetxn Out Of The Brooder

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    Morning all -

    Over the past few weeks, I've noticed what used to be deep brown and tan eggs are fading to lighter shades. Should I be worried? Only things that's changed really is the temp...

    Thanks for the replies.

    Troy
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I find that if they have been laying a long time since the last molt, the shell color fades. After they molt and refresh their system, the egg shell color is very nice when they do start laying again.
     

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