Eggs are getting lighter in color??

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by Mamachickof14, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Mamachickof14

    Mamachickof14 New Member

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    My chicks eggs use to be a darker brown...now they are getting noticeable lighter??? Any reasons why? Thanks in advance. Jen :)
     
  2. Roslyn

    Roslyn A Round American Woman

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    All I can say, is, that is what it is. I have two 6 1/2 year old hens, and one still gives me an egg every now and then. She used to lay a lovely deep brown egg, and now it's almost white. That's how I know it's hers.

    I think after they molt and every so many months the colors change a little. Sometimes I go to wash an egg and the color comes with it!!
     

  3. muranofarms

    muranofarms New Member

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    They get lighter as the hen gets closer to molt. Usually they darken again after molt, but sometimes the color does change as they age.