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post #11 of 18

Here are some Orpington eggs to compare for yourself smile.png
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Here are some Orpington eggs to compare for yourself smile.png

Wow!! Nice!! Those are just lovely! Is there a certain time that your ladies usually lay their eggs? I'm trying to catch her in the act so I know unequivocally that they are my BOs. I found them both times around noon? Do they normally lay in the morning or at night?
post #13 of 18

Doesn't always apply to new layers but:

 

Egg Laying Timing

It takes about 25 hours for an egg to form, a new ova is released shortly after an egg is laid.

A new egg could be laid approximately every 25-26 hours, so an hour or so later every day until one is laid late in the day and another ova might not be released until the following day, so a day  off. BUT..very hen is different and only time will tell what a particular hen/pullets schedule might be. Not every hen/pullet lays every day..some only lay a few a week.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by dgrasseth View Post

Wow!! Nice!! Those are just lovely! Is there a certain time that your ladies usually lay their eggs? I'm trying to catch her in the act so I know unequivocally that they are my BOs. I found them both times around noon? Do they normally lay in the morning or at night?
Yes they always lay in the morning and are done by 1pm at the latest. I wait until they have laid and then they spend the afternoon free ranging. Most lay mid-morning here. I have put a gopro in the coop at times to see who lays what. It runs video for about 3 hours.
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Well I sat there and watched Ingrid my "olive egger" lay an egg this morning!! She did the egg song and everything! It was pretty cool. I've never heard that before. It was so sweet her little bantam boyfriend rooster Oliver stood in the coop the whole time to stand guard. He was very still and quiet. And then when she started singing so did he!! He was so excited for her!!

But her egg definitely wasn't olive. It was pink!
The one from the morning is the egg on the far right. I don't even care hers aren't olive cause pink ones are pretty great too. So all of the eggs I've collected so far not sure if they are all ingrids or maybe some are my BOs as well. Some just look like BO eggs
post #16 of 18

I love when the cockerel keep the newly laying pullets company while they lay.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #17 of 18
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I love when the cockerel keep the newly laying pullets company while they lay.

I didn't know they did that! He's a little jerk and tries to attack me when I get close to Ingrid. (I inherited him as well when the neighbors left them when they moved) But He's really sweet to her and takes care of her. He finds the best treats for her and stays by her when she was trying to lay. He even got in the boxes trying to figure out the best place for her. So I guess he can stay as long as he's sweet to her
post #18 of 18


Yes, you have BO eggs in the first posts in this thread.  Your Olive Egger can lay any shade of egg, including brown.  Whatever she starts to lay is generally the color that they will stay, with some variations in shade.  I had an EE that laid beautiful powder blue eggs.  The EE I have now lays bluish green eggs.  I'd love to have an olive egger too!  I'll have to see what color the two EE I got from McMurray's hatchery start to lay in the next few weeks.  They are 17 weeks old now, so it shouldn't be too much longer.

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