My golden comets are a little over a year old. I bought them because of their large, dark red-brown eggs. I was so happy when they started laying those beautiful dark eggs. In recent months, their eggs have become light to medium tan. My aunt's comets still lay dark colored eggs, and they're fed the same food we feed ours. Can you help me figure out what is wrong and what I need to do?
The shade of brown in the shell will vary for each chicken and from egg to egg. The only way to modify the color of an egg that I'm aware of is feeding chickens pumpkin to make the yolks creamier and a darker shade of orange. As far as altering the shade of brown on the outside shell, there is nothing that I know of that will accomplish that.
Updated on June 1, 2018
By Helena Ricketts