Are these eggs from the same chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by New Chickadee, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. New Chickadee

    New Chickadee Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    Ventura, CA
    So we added a new chicken to our flock knowing that she was already laying; our other hens hadn't started laying yet. The egg on the left is the first egg she gave us... at least I'm assuming it's from her because it looks like the eggs that were shown to us when we bought her. She's a buff orpington, so the eggs are darker than I expected. Now every other day, we get one egg. The progress moves from left to right in the picture. Each egg gets layed in alternating nest boxes (we have two). The buff orp, Fern, was likely stressed on arrival because the lead hen kept pecking at her, but that's stopped now. So I'm wondering if stress made her eggs smaller and less dark, and now she's recovering and they're getting bigger and darker again...or if one of our other chickens has started laying. We have a light brahma, barred rock, and blue laced red wyandotte, all of which should start laying anytime. Thanks!

    And we are SOOO excited to finally have eggs! I had my first set of scrambled eggs this morning. Yum!

  2. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    They could be, my girls have some variations depending on their diet (they're super spoiled).
  3. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    The second one from the left looks like my Wyandotte's eggs.
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I see eggs from 2 different hens. I think.

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