Eggs losing pigmentation

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CGilbert, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. CGilbert

    CGilbert Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My White Ameraucanas use to have a very vibrant blue egg. Now it's almost white. Any ideas? She's only been laying for 4 months and she's under a year old.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Egg color can vary, and eggs will get lighter in color the longer they lay. Stress, and some diseases will cause pigment lose, adding carotene to the diet is thought to help, blue egg color requires extra from a hen, a component of blood called biliverden is used, those laying white or brown eggs don't, so perhaps your hen is getting wore out.
     

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