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A little known fact amongst non-poultry owners is that the colour of the chicken’s ear lobes is an indicator of the colour of eggs they lay.

All egg shells start out white with the end colour being dictated by pigments deposited whilst the eggs are being formed.

When an egg has just been laid and is still damp you can rub off the colour, but as soon as it has dried no amount of scrubbing or washing will remove it.

Although eggs come in colours such as white, cream, brown and even blue, nutritionally they are all the same.

Whatever the colour, there can be nothing better than wandering down to the hen house and collecting freshly laid eggs.

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