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3 year old hen started laying after 1 plus year sabbatical?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by puffmuff, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. puffmuff

    puffmuff Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this even possible? I know 100 percent that she is indeed the layer of the eggs because her eggs have always been distinctive in size, weight, and colour. I find myself curious and I hope someone here might be able to explain this to me. Thanks.
     
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Anything's possible. ;)

    About the distinctiveness of her eggs, though, take that with a pinch of salt, as they can fluctuate between laying different types of eggs even from one day to the next. I've had hens who were two years old and laying large white eggs then change to laying rounder brown ones because I changed their diet. I had one hen who reliably laid oval, pink, purple-spotted eggs occasionally throw a darker or paler one, of different shape, different texture, different porosity, etc.
     

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