Buckeye starting to lay

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kwaple001, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. kwaple001

    kwaple001 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2016
    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 a Buckeye, or any of the other hen for that matter? 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 this or know what color egg a Buckeye generally lays? Will her eggs get larger? Any and all information welcome. Thanks!
  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2016
    Buckeye eggs large and brown. The first couple eggs are the smallest and over a couple months everything stretches out and they will lay bigger eggs.

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