Shell color

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

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Songster

    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 Songster

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

    arlee453 Songster

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    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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