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Anticipation... killing me...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by fourgotten, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. fourgotten

    fourgotten In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2010
    Yesterday I found a paper-thin eggshell under my roosts with a splotch of yolk/white near it. I'm guessing it was from one of the two young pullets that haven't been laying yet but have no idea which one.

    Now the anticipation of trying to find out which one is getting ready to lay is just killing me!

    My other theory is that it's from one of the older RIRs that hasn't been laying for us (they are still pretty new to the flock... I think that this is our third week with them) who seems to be in the process of molting.
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    I often see thin shelled eggs during moults...I'd guess it's a RIR...
  3. rdport

    rdport In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2009
    You should be able to catch one early in the morning....singing and checking out the nesting boxes. The ones getting ready to lay, just act different.

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