I have 5 hens a Buckeye, Rhode Island Red, Golden Buff (Red Star), Plymouth Barr Rock and a Silver Laced Wyandot. They're 5 months old and have just started to lay. I'm trying to figure out who is doing what. Can anyone tell me the typical color of an egg laid by any of these hens? The other day there was so much noise coming from the nest...kicking, thumping, honking and clucking... I went out to see if there were geese flying over or if there was a predator. Fortunately, no predator. Also, no geese around. I opened the box and the Buckeye was in the nest so I petted her and I closed it again because I didn't want to bother her if she was laying. I went out later when I saw she was back out in the run but found 2 eggs. One a very small pinkish brown eggs with very small white specks and one a medium-large deep reddish brown egg. Since I've never heard that kind of commotion from the other hens I'm guessing she was laying her first egg so I'm inclined to think the lighter egg with white speck belonged to her but I'm not sure. It only weighed 1 1/4 ounce (and wasn't a fairy egg). Has anyone ever heard a hen carry on like that. Can anyone take a guess as to who is laying which eggs based on what color egg these breeds generally lays? Will the eggs get larger? Based on a picture from another post, I think the at least some of the darker eggs are from the RIR. Any and all information welcome. Thanks!