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Problem with color of egg

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ccrane11, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. ccrane11

    ccrane11 In the Brooder

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    Recently one of my Rhode Island Red hens lays almost a white colored egg instead of brown once in awhile. They are free range and also are fed a good diet. Wondering what the problem might be. They are all eight months old and all very healthy and have been laying regularly since October.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2015
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    A brown egg is a white egg with brown spray paint. So, it's possible, she skipped the paint process. Another possibility is that she put a heavy bloom on the outside, making it appear more white.
     

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