Why did our RIR eggs get lighter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by nc farm, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. nc farm

    nc farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got 4 hens a few days ago. They are laying 3 a day, so that's pretty good, but wondering why the eggs are getting lighter in color. Thanks for reading!
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Barred Rocks and New Hampshire Reds lay eggs with some variation in actual shade. I have gotten a couple of white eggs over the past year. I think that it is simply a novel variation that we find once we get away from the standard washed store egg.

    Someone of them laid an egg the size of a robin's egg the other day. I guess the phone rang or something.

    Chris
     
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  3. aggiemae

    aggiemae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color of our RIR hen's eggs vary more than any other breed. One lays eggs from tan to light brown eggs, the other lays light to medium brown ones.
     
  4. nc farm

    nc farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the replies. Was concerned it was the feed or something. Today, we're back to brown. But they all were laying light yesterday. Bizarre.
     

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