Please help

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by databer, May 11, 2016.

  1. databer

    databer New Egg

    May 11, 2016

    A single chicken of mine (Rhode Island Red) has changed the color of her eggs from brown to tan to almost completely white over the past three days. I've never seen anything like it. Her diet hasn't changed since adulthood. Please help me to know whats going on.
  2. galvinj

    galvinj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2015
    Rhode Island
    I'm following this because the same thing is happening to one of my BA's.
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    The most common cause is stress, some diseases like bronchitis will cause it too. Nervousness and fear in hens will cause them to release epinephrine, which interferes with the ability to deposit the pigment on the eggs. So make sure your hens aren't stressed. New food, New birds, loud noises, dogs, many things will stress a hen.
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  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Are you positive those 3 eggs are form the same bird?
    You only have one bird or one brown layer?
    What is the range of days those eggs were laid?
    How old is she?
    Could be at end of laying cycle getting ready to molt or go broody.
    Could be ill or stressed as mentioned already.
    Any changes to housing or population near change?

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