Eggs Changing Color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bcmama, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. bcmama

    bcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a silkie that is a year old. Up until this summer she laid little cream/whitish eggs. This summer she went broody and she has just finished molting. She had not laid an egg since late June and she just started laying again this past week. Her eggs are now almost brown but the same size. Why would they go darker?
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have New Hampshire Reds and Barred Rocks. I see some variation in color of the shell from time to time. I don't worry about it. Since the coloration will scrub off, it really matters little, if any.

    Chris
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs tend to be lighter and lighter in color the longer a hen lays before she moults. During her moult, she "recharges," so to speak, and then her eggs will be dark again, only to once again lose color slowly over the year. This is normal and expected.
     

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