Shell color

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cajunlizz, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Why it is some days egg shells are darker in color , and some days they are VERY light . Same 3 hens laying . Varity of food ?


    Anybody have any idea ?
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2008
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:HELLO HELP SOMEBODY . LOL
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    With some breeds the shells just get lighter as the hens age. I have some that lay light brown eggs with really dark freckles on them sometimes. Sometimes not.

    I know diet can change the color of the yolk, but I think it's more genetics that makes the color of the shell.

    I think slight variation from day to day is normal. Going from a white egg to a brown egg or from a green egg to a totally blue egg would be unusual for sure.
     

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