moulting and egg color

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by the simple life, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. I am wondering if someone can tell me, if you have a hen that lays a colored egg (such as green, blue, chocolate)
    and people say that the color fades after a few months of laying.
    If the hen goes through a moult and starts laying again, will the color return to the eggs?
    I am thinking yes, but want to know for sure.
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    My 2 welsumers always lay their darkest eggs in the spring, after a molt, or after any break from laying that lasts for a few weeks.

    I do believe that it gives their bodies time to build up whatever nutrients they need for the nice dark pigments.


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