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New Layer or change in egg coloring

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I'm really confused on age of laying hens. I have 4 hen's that are 26 weeks or so and 2 that are 17 weeks. The older ones have been giving me eggs for a couple weeks. On a typical day I get 2 blue/green and 2 olive however, yesterday I got 3 blue/green and 1 olive.

They don't change their egg colors so should I assume I have a new layer at 17 weeks?

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Looks like :)

 

You should be able to tell which of your younger birds it is by the color and plumpness of her comb. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #3 of 5
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Here are the two that it could be

Blondie
She has turned red recently, however I figure with her being a Buff Orpington that 17 weeks would be way too early.


This is Jet, as you can see it's hard to tell if she is getting really red. I have noticed her wattles are getting a lot bigger in the last couple weeks and she is getting wider in her fluff butt.
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Looking at photos, I think it's Jet. She is looking awfully purple in her waddles.

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Oh my goodness... I'm an idiot. It would have to be Jet because Blondie will lay a brown egg! roll.pngth.gifsmack.gif
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