Help! Who is laying this egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JenaRN, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. JenaRN

    JenaRN Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 Buff Oprington, 1 black Marans, 1 Welsummer and 2 Silver Seabrights. All pullets. The Seabrights are around 25 weeks and all the others are around 25-28 weeks.

    I got our very first egg last week. Yay!! Since then I have had 1 egg per day. Today I got 2! The first around 3pm and the second around 6 pm. Can one chicken lay 2 eggs in one day, or do I have 2 chickens laying now?

    Also, I have no clue who is laying these. The color isn't right for the Welsummer or Marans, so I am thinking it's the Buff Orp's or the Seabrights. They are pretty small...

    First egg

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    First egg on bottom, store bought egg on top to show size:

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    and this weeks bounty:

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would say buff orps. Too big to be seabrights. My BO laid the same colour. Very light brown.
     
  3. J-Sanders

    J-Sanders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with oaxa that it is probably the BO. They will lay light colored like that sometimes.

    Jim
     
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  4. JenaRN

    JenaRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Is it typical for a BO to lay 2 eggs at different times in one day, or do you think possibly both of my BO's are laying now?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They only lay once per day. You now have two layers, congrats!
     
  6. sdsmowen

    sdsmowen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X 2 soon you will have plenty of eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    No not typical at all - very rare. It CAN happen - but I doubt you are experiencing that. You have two layers!
     
  8. JenaRN

    JenaRN Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay!!!! Thanks so much, everyone!! I'm so excited! It's incredibly rewarding to raise these baby chicks into hens and get to gather those eggs!
     
  9. TMNfarm

    TMNfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow... Those are realy light compared to my BO's.... Interesting to see!
     
  10. JenaRN

    JenaRN Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I thought! I wonder if they darken with the age of the chicken? I have no idea. I don't think it's the Welsummer or Marans because both of those will lay super dark eggs.
     

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