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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

    Jun 23, 2014
    Canon City Colorado
    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

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    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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