Heiser Homestead

In the Brooder
May 28, 2020
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Do you think all of these eggs could have come from the same chicken? I REALLY don’t think we missed an egg on 9/22, but it is possible. This is between 17-18 weeks for our flock, but the only chicken I expected to lay this early is our black Australorp. Our other breeds are Delware, Easter Eggers, Sapphire Splash and French Black Copper Marans.
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ChickenKeeper8

Chirping
Sep 28, 2020
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I think they came from the same chicken.
My big head hen, laid a small soft shell, then a harder soft shell, then nice big round eggs ever since! Happy egg collecting <3
 

HappyClucker7

Crowing
Apr 28, 2016
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I don't think they are from the same chicken. A brand new layer would not lay 2 eggs in one day.
I also don't think your australorp laid them. Maybe the first one, but not the darker ones. Those are marans eggs.
Do any of your chickens have bright red combs? You can check the width between their pelvic bones to see which ones are laying. This article will tell you how to do that: https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/
 

Duckee

Songster
Jun 11, 2014
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I don't think they are from the same chicken. A brand new layer would not lay 2 eggs in one day.
I also don't think your australorp laid them. Maybe the first one, but not the darker ones. Those are marans eggs.
Do any of your chickens have bright red combs? You can check the width between their pelvic bones to see which ones are laying. This article will tell you how to do that: https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/who-is-laying-and-who-is-not-butt-check.73309/
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Heiser Homestead

In the Brooder
May 28, 2020
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Maryland
Thanks for the link! The only two with bright red combs and wattles are one French Black Copper Maran and our Delaware. I was just thinking 17 weeks was way too early for either of those breeds. Do they all just mature at their own pace? @HappyClucker7 @Duckee
 

HappyClucker7

Crowing
Apr 28, 2016
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New York
Thanks for the link! The only two with bright red combs and wattles are one French Black Copper Maran and our Delaware. I was just thinking 17 weeks was way too early for either of those breeds. Do they all just mature at their own pace? @HappyClucker7 @Duckee
The breed will generally tell you how fast they mature, but there are always exceptions. Have you checked their pelvic bones?
 

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