are the color and size of eggs for speckled sussex and red star almost exactly the same?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by katieroth, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. katieroth

    katieroth In the Brooder

    Mar 23, 2014
    We've been giving our red star chicken all the credit for laying eggs that are about 60 grams and brown, but now I'm wondering if she and the speckled sussex are taking turns laying what looks like the same sort of egg. We've gotten an egg a day for several months and I can't believe the one girl is doing ALL that work and the other one is a lazy lay-about.
    The third hen is a salmon faverolle and with her lighter brown eggs, it's easy to see what she's been up to laying-wise. (answer: not much)
    Can one chicken really be that productive? I think we've missed only three days since August.
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    yes! those two breeds could be tricking you.

    I would take a week of eggs and set them all out, and look carefully.... hopefully, with careful inspection the sussex eggs and red star eggs will be a tiny bit different.

    Of course, there is a very small chance that one girl is a dud. [​IMG]

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