Eggs

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 9red2blk, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. 9red2blk

    9red2blk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question-----
    My RIR and Bard Rock hens have started laying light colored eggs almost a cream color not dark like they use to do .
    What could be causing this ??? the bread I have been feeding them??
    I am feeding Layena laying mash and scratch grains.
    Bob
    9red2black
     
  2. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long have they been laying?
     
  3. 9red2blk

    9red2blk Out Of The Brooder

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    About a year or so. I don't know if it is the starch in the bread that I'am feeding them or what. My egg buyers like brown eggs.
    Thanks Bob:([​IMG]
     
  4. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I heard and read that it makes no difference in what you feed them as to what color the eggs wind up, as it is genetic. However, I am open to finding out the answer to this from more experienced chicken people. [​IMG]
     
  5. emeraldquill

    emeraldquill Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't quite get this 'egg colour' thing....what difference does it make what colour the shell is? the egg is the same no matter what!! [​IMG]
    People who will only buy brown eggs etc are either very picky or are secretly eating the eggshells also and that flags up the need for a visit to the mental health department!
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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  7. nmred

    nmred Out Of The Brooder

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    Are they molting? I know that can change the eggs some, though I've never heard that it can change the color. Just size and sometimes shape. It can also effect how much they lay. Some will stop completely until after the molt. I'm really just guessing. I've never heard of this before, but don't think it could be the bread.[​IMG]
     

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