Eggs From the Same Hen or Different Hen? (w/pic)

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SewingDiva, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. SewingDiva

    SewingDiva Chillin' With My Peeps


    I’m seeking opinions: do you think these two eggs came from the same hen? We have only three, and our AUlorp has been the sole layer so far. They all have looked like the one on the right; and have been this medium brown color and this size and weight (1.6 oz or so.)

    This morning I found the egg on the left, it’s a light brown color, larger and heavier (1.9 oz) so I wonder if this is from our BO? (The third girl is an EE and I doubt it’s from her, her comb is not that red yet.)

    If there were two eggs in the nest box I’d know for sure who did what, but this single one has me wondering if it could be the AUlrop egg even though it’s obviously different from her prior work.

    So – same hen or different hen?

    If you think I’m getting at little too OCD (Obsessive Chicken Disorder) with this line of thinking feel free to let me know! [​IMG]

  2. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Nah no more OCD than the rest of us.

    I don't have BO but I have Australorps and BR the one on the left looks like my BR egg and the right like my Australorps... If that helps u....
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Virginia - Southside
    Left is same color as my BR's egg!
  4. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    I think different. Most of the time, a hen will lay a eggs that is generally the same size and shape, though the color can differ.
  5. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm betting it was from a different hen. [​IMG]
  6. crazy hen quartet

    crazy hen quartet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 20, 2008
    Chandler AZ
    The one on the left also looks like what my BR lays....
    My Aus hasn't started yet but I hope they are darker than the BR so I can have a nice variety of colors in the egg carton [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Honestly, it could be the same or different hens. The color intensity will vary sometimes. Seems the shape is more something that stays the same than the exact shade of brown. For example, my BR/Ameraucana pullet, Panda, lays little green golf balls. The green shade is sometimes lighter or darker, or speckled or not, but the shape is always identifiable.
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I agree with speckled. I have only one breed and the eggs still vary alot in color. I knew I had a new layer today because of the funniest little munchkin egg I found in with all the others. It was within the same color range that I get with all the others, only the shape was different.
  9. thegiantc

    thegiantc New Egg

    Dec 20, 2008
    I would say different chicken. Those look like the eggs I get from two of my RIRs.

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