Egg Color ? (Brown eggs getting lighter) : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

I am noticing that the color of my brown eggs is getting lighter. I have 20 barred rock laying hens and not all of the eggs have gotten lighter just about half. Does anyone have an idea why this may be happening

-- Cynthia Moegling (, May 03, 2001


Response to Egg Color ?

I've noticed that my hen's eggs get lighter when they are stressed and if it's as hot there as it is here, that could be doing it. I don't think this is a scientific fact (don't want anyone yelling at me), but it's what I've observed with my girls.

-- Elizabeth (, May 03, 2001.

Response to Egg Color ?

feed more greens,, and orange/colored stuff, that will change the color some

-- stan (, May 03, 2001.

Response to Egg Color ?

Try feeding them cracked corn,this also makes the yolks a darker yellow. Daryll

-- Daryll (, May 03, 2001.

Well, I thought I was the only one, but, I have a White Orpington that USED to lay brown eggs (shell color)and now only lays white. Do you suppose it is something in the feed? Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (, May 04, 2001.

This won't help a lot. I went through my poultry references. The only thing I can find is it is natural for the brown pigmentation to decrease during the laying season.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (, May 04, 2001.

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