Will a chickens egg color change?

luludaxia

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I have a light sussex hen (1 year and 3 months old) who used to lay light brown eggs. Recently, I found her eggs are lighter and lighter in color. Today I picked one up from her that is almost cream colored. Is this a natural thing that do happens or does it mean there is some trouble with her, like mal-nutrition, disease. She looks okay to me, and she's still laying a lot, almost everyday, and the shape of the eggs are not changed.
 

lazy gardener

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It's perfectly normal for eggs to get lighter in color as a hen's laying cycle progresses. When she stops laying for a molt, or as the days get shorter, she will replenish her "paint pot" and her eggs will be dark at the beginning of the next laying cycle.
 

Chickassan

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Yep, Bea-Bea my beaster egger "buff orpington and easter egger" lays mint green eggs normally but lately she's laying bluer eggs like my Susan.Marlene lays a different shade of brown nearly everyday some even have speckles.Surprise everyday when it comes to eggs.
 

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