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Eggs changing color?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cposz, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. cposz

    cposz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have 2 RSL and 2 BO hens - all layers of brown eggs. When the BO pullets first started laying, their eggs were lighter in color, almost a pinkinsh color. They still are slightly different than the standard brown eggs laid by our RSL.
    But the for the past 3 days, one of our BO pullets has been laying eggs that are very, very light in color - almost white. They never used to be that light-colored.
    What could account for this? (Today's light-colored egg is a little pointy, too, it seems!)

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'm sure what causes it, but we have the same thing happen here. The girls eggs start out a nice shade of brown and as they reach the end of a laying cycle, they get lighter in color.
    As it's been going on for almost two years now, I don't worry about it.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Over time, as they approach the molt, the eggs become lighter in color. After a break from laying, they'll darken up again, most likely.
     
  4. cposz

    cposz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This egg is from one of my 8-month old pullets. Can she be ready to molt already?
     

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