Easter Eggs Fresh from the Coop: Learn to Dye Fresh Eggs this Easter Season

Holy cow! How is it already mid-March? April is fast approaching and that means Easter will be here before we know it! In this post let’s talk FRESH Easter eggs.


Many of us are so quick to run to the store to grab a dozen eggs, when in reality we’ve already got what we need in the coop outside! Lots of chicken owners, depending on the breeds you have, will get eggs that are already pre-dyed for us! These eggs can range in different colors like blue, green, light brown, dark brown, and even white. As beautiful as the eggs already are – we can take them one step further and dye them to get even more beautiful colors! The variation in egg colors give us a vast variety of shades when we dye them! Different egg colors will take on different hues of dye or it may even create a new color like when you put a light blue egg in yellow dye – we get green! I have some Black Copper Marans that lay really dark brown eggs. These made some of the most stunning green and dark blue eggs ever! Something I learned when doing my eggs is that the longer the egg sits in the dye the darker and more vibrant the color becomes. It also doesn’t hurt to add 2 color tablets per container to really make those colors POP!

Published by Ashton

Ashton lives in beautiful NW Indiana. Born and raised on the farm with chickens and all kinds of livestock, her love for the lifestyle came naturally. After moving into their first home she really missed having the farm fresh eggs that she grew up on. With very little convincing, she talked her husband into building a coop. She started out with 9 hens and a rooster and as she fell in love with her flock of 10, her hobby started to grow. 10 chickens turned into 20, 20 into 40, and before she knew it she found herself caring for a flock of 70 chickens in various shapes, sizes, and colors!