First 3 eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonicaAndHer6, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. MonicaAndHer6

    MonicaAndHer6 Out Of The Brooder

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    6 potential layers. At least one layer. 3 eggs in the past 5 days. First egg biggest and lightest. Second egg darker but also white and smaller. 3rd egg dark brown and tiniest. What's going on?
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Depending on what breeds you have, I would guess you have at least two layers, the first egg was laid by one, the second and third could have been laid by the same hen. On the poster below they have an example like that second egg on the last row, second from the right. They call them White Banded Eggs and say it is because two eggs come in contact with each other in the shell gland pouch and the first egg gets an extra layer of calcium which causes the white bands
    http://www.alltech.com/sites/default/files/alltech-egg-shell-quality-poster.pdf
     
  3. MonicaAndHer6

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    Thank
    s that makes me feel better. Tomorrow ill expect another egg
     
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    Today this afternoon I I got another chocolate egg and bigger. I heard the egg sing lots today. I don't know when the creamy white layer will start again
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Glad it seems like everybody is OK. Hope the rest of your girls start laying soon.
     

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