from brown to cream???????????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by crzychknluvr, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. crzychknluvr

    crzychknluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    When my hens started laying the eggs were a nice brown color. Now they have become a cream color??? I did start oyster shell?? I dunno what do you guys think??[​IMG]
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Same thing happened with my hens. Their eggs got very light in color right before they went into their molt. How old are your hens?
     
  3. crzychknluvr

    crzychknluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    They are about 6mos now
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:So too young for a full blown molt.
    All I can tell you is that my hens have gone thru several cycles and towards the end of a cycle, their eggs get very light in color.
     
  5. Ooopsy_daisy

    Ooopsy_daisy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Isa hens will do that just before they molt. And once they are done molting, and start laying again, the eggs are light.
     
  6. crzychknluvr

    crzychknluvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the insight! [​IMG]
     
  7. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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