different color- different hen???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by s6bee, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Ok, got my second egg this a.m. ( beautiful!). I have 2 questions,
    first, all my hens lay brown eggs, today's egg was much lighter in the color than yesterday's, would that be from a different hen or can one hen lay eggs of varying color tone?
    Second, how long does it take for a hen to lay again. Do they need at least a full 24 hrs.? This egg came in less than 24 hrs. than the last.

    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    It's more than likely another hen. It usually takes a bit more than 24 hours between eggs.
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I agree with Arlee, but I have only two hens, and I know which egg belongs to which hen by their size.
    One hen always lays larger eggs.

    Also I have gotten lighter brown, dark brown and lovely speckled eggs from the both of them.
  4. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Well, I got a total of 3 eggs in a 24 hr. period of time. Not sure if I'll see anymore today or not, but that's Ok, I'm just pleased it's finally happening. I do think it was 2 different hens though, I have a total of 5. Just they way they acted when I went to the coop tells me this.....

    Thanks ladies

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