Brown Eggs, Easter Eggs?

Can you use farm fresh brown eggs for coloring eggs?

With Easter coming up, I’ve been wondering how possible it is.  We have brown layers, and some of them are pretty dark.  Others are so light I’d almost call them pale pink.  So I wondered, what do you get when you color a brown egg?  And then I thought… why not try it and see!

I’m using this “recipe” for my dye, with only change being the color of the eggs.

For each color

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • About 20 drops liquid food coloring
  • White-shelled hard-boiled eggs   Brown hard-boiled eggs


My chosen test subjects, from left to right: dark, medium and fairly light.

I put blue dye in the blue cup, the neon purple in the orange cup, and the neon yellow/green in the yellow cup.

I let them sit for 3 minutes because I wasn’t sure about the dark shells.  In retrospect… well, let’s see for yourself…

And there you have it, folks, the answer to our question. You can color brown eggs with decent results! Next month, when the kids and I do our Easter Eggs, I’ll let you all know how it goes if we use a coloring kit. The results may very.

now, off to make egg salad for lunch!!!

4 thoughts on “Brown Eggs, Easter Eggs?

  1. I used a coloring kit last year for ours, but we didn’t let them sit very long, maybe 15-30 seconds for each color. The colors weren’t very dark, it seemed to just tint the eggs. I like how dark your colors came out on your eggs – I will have to try your recipe.

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    1. I think that’s why they reccommend white eggs, because it takes way less time to do them. Brown eggs, I think, need more time. I could have experimented with 1 minutes, versus 3, or by changing the number of dye drops. I did 20 drops in each cup because that’s how the recipe said and I was trying to stay equal. (Although, in retrospect, I should have chosen 1 color and saw how all three shades of egg took that one color. That would have been a better test.)

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  2. This is perfect! I wondered the same thing since most of our chickens will lay brown eggs also! We are still far away from laying eggs but I adore the colors of your “experiment” eggs and look forward to some fun experiments of our own next Easter!


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