Will a chickens egg color change?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by luludaxia, May 30, 2017.

  1. luludaxia

    luludaxia Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  2. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    eggs can vary in shades my cochins will lay almost white eggs one day and the next brown to light brown...
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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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.
     
  4. Chickassan

    Chickassan Flock Master

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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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