lighter colored eggs.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by barnbum204, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. barnbum204

    barnbum204 Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a cross between Rhode Island reds and production reds. Up to a couple weeks ago all our eggs use to be a nice brown color. Now one of our eggs have been becoming lighter and lighter in color to the point where one today came out as like a ivory color with only a few darker spots...is something wrong with one of our hens or is it just because it's moving into the winter months....any help will be helpful...all our hens are under a year old having hatched during March I believe
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    There are a couple of possible things going on - the first is that you have a new layer that was previously not producing, giving the impression that an existing layer is laying lighter colored eggs, the second is that this is simply the natural progression of pigmentation in the laying cycle of an existing layer as eggs tend to start out dark and get progressively less pigmented as the cycle progresses, resetting after the "intermission" between laying cycles.
     
  3. slykerwoman1

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    Mine are laying green eggs
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes - colored eggs are a breed characteristic of some breeds/mixed breeds.
     
  6. slykerwoman1

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    I have never seen green eggs before!
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    If you post some photos of the birds in your flock we can identify the ones that are producing the pretty blue/green eggs.
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's a rooster. You won't ever get eggs from that bird.
     
  10. slykerwoman1

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    he is pretty though!
     

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