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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cehasz, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. cehasz

    cehasz Out Of The Brooder

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    So...I had an extra egg this morning. My Sebright Bantam has been a daily layer for about 2 weeks now. This morning, I had an extra egg that is the same size as hers, but in a different nest box (She will only use the one). She is the only female bantam I have, the others are sex-links. Will sex-links lay smaller eggs at first or did my girl possibly lay two eggs today? Another possibility is that she hasn't been the one laying (I haven't actually seen who is laying but she is older by one month than all the others and they just
    and they will be 6 months in a couple weeks).

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    This is the egg found in the normal nesting box. I get one of these daily.

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    Here are the two next to each other. The one on the left was found in the other nesting box and has the same white spots on it that the first egg we got had.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The first eggs a bird lays will be smaller than the "normal" egg size one would expect of that particular breed - this is an egg from a second bird. Congrats, you now have two active laying birds!!
     
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  3. cehasz

    cehasz Out Of The Brooder

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    And we were just talking about how the other's needed to start earning their keep! It's amazing how excited you get with each new layer!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Absolutely - it's like Christmas morning as a kid
     

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