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Why Do Chicken Eggs Come in Different Colors?

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March 14, 2024


It's Easter time again, folks, and you know what that means - time to gather 'round, grab those eggs, and get creative with colors! But have you ever wondered why chicken eggs come in different hues? And have you ever wondered how to color brown eggs? Well, sit tight, because we're about to crack open the mystery.

Here's a fun fact for you: 

You can often tell what color a chicken's eggs will be by the color of its earlobes. That's right, chickens have earlobes, and usually, they sport the same hue as their eggs. Who knew?!

As the egg travels through the hen's system, minerals are deposited into the eggshell, resulting in those gorgeous colors we love so much. It's like Mother Nature's very own paintbrush, giving each egg its unique hue based on the breed of the chicken and what minerals were in the hens food.

Chickens have their own unique eggshell palette. Some lay eggs that are snowy white, while others produce eggs in shades ranging from pale brown to deep chocolatey hues. It's all about genetics and a sprinkle of magic from Mother Nature herself.

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Now, let's talk Easter eggs!

We all know the drill - coloring those store-bought white eggs can be fun, and no doubt they get the brightest colors. But lets be honest, we don’t really want eat those factory farm eggs. Guess what? You can have your brown easter eggs and eat them too!

We've got a family-friendly hack that'll have you coloring eggs like a pro in no time. All you need are some trusty brown eggs and a handful of crayons. Yep, you read that right - crayons!


Here's the how to: 

Boil up those eggs, give 'em a good dry, and while they're still warm, go ahead and get scribbling with your crayons. Watch as the wax melts onto the eggs, creating beautifully vibrant designs!

Just a quick note: safety first, folks! Those eggs can get pretty warm, especially for little hands, so be sure to handle them with care. 

Pro tip: pop 'em on a carton or cut some rounds from a cardboard toilet paper tube for added stability during your Easter egg coloring extravaganza.


So there you have it, folks - a crackin' good time with eggs of all colors! Whether you're whipping up natural dyes or getting artsy with crayons, Easter egg decorating is a hoot for the whole family. And hey, when you're using those farm-fresh brown eggs, you can feel good knowing they come from your trusted farmer and are totally safe to eat afterward.

Wishing you all a hoppy Easter from the CT Ranch family! Let's get egg-cited and make some memories together. 🐣🎨

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P.S. Are you feeling adventurous? If you've read this far, we've got a secret item just for you. Ever tried turkey eggs?

They're similar to chicken eggs but a tad bigger. Intrigued? Drop us an email to order this top-secret item!


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