Are These Eggs From Same Chicken?? * Pic*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickie<3, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On Wednesday my DH let the girls out of the coop and Annie, our Red Plymouth was in the nesting box..Later on she was out and there was an egg in the nesting box..YIPPEE..SO WE KNEW IT WAS ANNIE...This morning I let the girls out and they all came out and there was an egg in the nesting box..YIPPEE...The first egg was lighter..Could Annie lay different shades of Brown or could it possible be one of the other 4 girls?
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  2. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did she just begin laying? When they start out there can be some variation.
     
  3. chickie<3

    chickie<3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES first egg Wednesday and another egg today (Saturday)..all my girls will be 25 weeks on Monday
     
  4. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls' shades are all over the map, sometimes lighter sometimes darker, sometimes with speckles, sometimes not, sometimes with lots of extra bloom, so those could easily be from the same chicken.
     
  5. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The shade of a hen's eggs will go through a cycle. They won't change color, but the intensity will change during the cycle. The very first eggs are often light colored or even misshapen. Then they will settle in to what will be their "normal" color, but over time they will get lighter and lighter in shade un til the end of the cycle and then it starts over again. OK, not explaining this well at all! But there are threads on BYC that explain this in detail and why it happens.
     
  6. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think since they are all about the same age you have another egg layer. That seems like a big jump... in a short time, but I don't have as much experience as others on here, just know that I haven't seen that much variation in my hens.
     
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    If it was less than 24 hours since Annie first laid, I would suspect another layer.
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Yes, it's possible, but my bet is two chickens.
     

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