How Much Does Color (Shade) of Brown Eggs Change?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by citychickinthecountry, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. citychickinthecountry

    citychickinthecountry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2009
    Gainesville, Florida
    I have a Red Cochin Bantam hen whose egg color ranges from medium to almost-dark brown. Today, I found a REALLY light brown (almost off-white) egg. I currently have 3 Silkie hens and 1 Wyandotte Bantam that are 17 weeks old. Is it possible that one of the newer hens laid this egg? Or can the color of a hen's egg really fluctuate that much?

    I have seen my Cochin's eggs color change a little bit, but not THIS much. Now, I'm wondering if I should start doing the "butt check" on the new hens to see if it was one of them that laid the egg... [​IMG]

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