Any guesses who laid this?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mlcrowley, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. mlcrowley

    mlcrowley Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 5 girls that are approx. 3 years old, I haven't been expecting any eggs at all since it's cold and not enough light these days, plus their age. The guy we got them from a few weeks ago said before winter they were all still laying but had slowed down to a near stop once winter hit. We had a very harsh winter. Anyhow, we've had them for a couple weeks now and today we got our first egg!!! I was so excited! Ha! I'm wondering if the color is tell tale of a certain breed? We have 1 barred rock, 1 gold sex link, 1 production red and 2 easter eggers. I'm guessing not the Easter Eggers, but I've read they can lay tan eggs as well?? It doesn't really matter much to me who's laying, just curious.[​IMG]
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess is the barred rock or the gold sex link. Who's got the biggest red comb?
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    It could be any one of your girls who laid this.
    Hopefully not the EE's.
    The only way I know how to match up the eggs to my chickens it to watch them closely to see when one goes into the nesting box to lay.
     
  4. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    anyone signing "the egg song"?
     
  5. mlcrowley

    mlcrowley Out Of The Brooder

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    The barred rock, by far. It's glorious. Lol
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Than I bet it's her.[​IMG]
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    I have to ask ...
    If they are all 3 years old and have laid before...
    wouldn't they all have red combs?

    Or does the red go away during the winter and or molt?
     
  8. Elisa1219

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    I want to know which chickens lay the biggest dark brown eggs?
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    A hens comb swells and enlarges to signify a hen is fertile and ready to be mated by a rooster, it also shows a hens health. Hens who have gone out of lay usually due to a molt, or when broody, which is different than a hen taking a short break, will have their comb shrink down, and lose it's shine and bright color. Roosters don't usually mate hens that aren't reproductive and able to be fertilized based on the comb color. It's probably the main reason chickens are attracted to the color red.
     
  10. KikisGirls

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    Wow I did not know this...thank you!!
     

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