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color of eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by urban-chick-mom, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. urban-chick-mom

    urban-chick-mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 NHR and 1 BO. I get 1 egg/per day. My question is: Does anyone know which breed is laying which egg? One is light brown and the other a little darker brown. I also have a WLH but she is easy to tell which egg is hers! Thanks!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Only if you catch the hen laying or you dye her backside and watch for the funny dyed egg to show up.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    keep one of the hens in a different place or pen for awhile (til egg is laid) and you can see
     
  4. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two BOs each lay a light buff-coloured egg, with a medium sheen.

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    The egg in the second row is from one of my BOs. (First row: BRs, Third row: LBs, Fourth row: PRs.)
     
  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My three BO's also lay the lighter brown egg. Still small but still laying.
     
  6. urban-chick-mom

    urban-chick-mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the photo! I thought the light colored brown was from my BO.
     
  7. urban-chick-mom

    urban-chick-mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! The light colored brown egg is the smaller of the 2 also. I thought it might be the BO.
     
  8. Josie360

    Josie360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only if you catch the hen laying or you dye her backside and watch for the funny dyed egg to show up.

    How does dyeing the hens vent work? Just add a few drops of food coloring? I can't figure out which of my ducks are laying...I think this would work...need details please...Thank you:)
     
  9. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put food coloring around their vent the dye will be on the egg, different colors for different hens.

    Quote:How does dyeing the hens vent work? Just add a few drops of food coloring? I can't figure out which of my ducks are laying...I think this would work...need details please...Thank you:)
     
  10. Josie360

    Josie360 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I'll give it a try. The girls are not going to be happy with me I'm sure.[​IMG]
     

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