All from the same hen?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lsv313, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. lsv313

    lsv313 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am totally new to chickens and just got my first eggs ever this week! The 3 eggs on the left are from the same hen - our GLW. Today we got the one on the right - could this be from the same hen, or has another one begun to lay? My first thought is a different hen, but there is alot of color variation in the other 3 which are from the same one. I'd like to know what someone with more experience thinks! The others it could be are a BO, EE, or Sicilian buttercup. Thanks for your input![​IMG]

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  2. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While some variation in shades of color is normal in a bird that has just started laying and is still "working out the kinks" so to speak, that last egg is far too big a color difference to be the same hen. It also appears to be a different shape than the other three. I would bet that your buttercup is laying now too. Congrats!
     

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