really weird

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Beautiful, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Beautiful

    Beautiful Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted this on another site but got no response so I'm going to try this one... Ok my buff orphington went from laying dark beige eggs almost a dirty orange ( I guess thats what u would call them) to almost white-ish pink-ish pale eggs.. We"ve already got a weeks worth from her at this new color and not sure why.. Anybody out there know how this can happen?
     
  2. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has she been laying? If it is only a week then it is probably her ink jet getting primed. [​IMG] I am new to chickens as well. I am sure someone with more experience can better answer you question.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's normal for hen's eggs to change color from time to time.
     
  4. Beautiful

    Beautiful Out Of The Brooder

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    shes been laying for about 3 or 4 months now....
     
  5. Beautiful

    Beautiful Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thank u I wasnt sure if she was going to die or something.. its a huge change in color though... I will post a picture tomorrow...
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Very frequently as a hen gets further into her egg laying cycle the color of her eggs will fade. After a cessation in laying - molt/etc. the color may initially be darker once again.
     

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