Are Colorful Chicken Eggs Healthier than White Eggs?

The color of an egg shell has influence on people’s buying choices. Some believe that brown, green, blue, or pink eggs are healthier than white chicken eggs.

The truth is, there is no nutritional difference between colorful chicken eggs and white chicken eggs.

If you’ve ever wondered why chicken eggs come in a variety of colors, the reason has to do with genetics. Egg color is determined by the breed of the chicken and has nothing to do with health of the bird or environmental factors. In fact, all eggs start out white and colored eggs are the result of pigments deposited on them as the eggs travel through the hen’s oviduct. Other than their appearance, there are no significant differences between eggs from different breeds of chickens.

See my video below to learn the truth about chicken egg color!

For more information on raising backyard chickens, take a look at our AskIFAS resource page: Ask IFAS: Backyard Flocks (ufl.edu)

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Posted: January 7, 2022


Category: Agriculture,
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard Chickens, Collier County, Eggs


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