Ok, thank you, that makes sense because the 3 Isa Browns seemed to look the most ready to lay due to the size and color of their combs. I suspect it was a couple of them.Those eggs look like our Red Star eggs. Nice and dark. Our Barred Rocks lay a light brown, almost pink egg and our Buff Orpingtons lay a light brown, kind of generic egg. Each breed's egg color is slightly to intensely different, from our experience. And, each hen of the same breed could lay a slightly different shaped egg. We have a Buff Orpington that lays a super long, skinny egg that won't fit in normal, large egg cartons. Some of our Red Stars and RIRs lay eggs that are so large, they won't fit in jumbo egg cartons!
It's always a surprise!
Oh my, I hope she is not getting broody-we do have a rooster but not ready to have chicksCongrats on the first eggs!
I agree, they may have been the ISA's. Ime, buff orp eggs were more of a light tan and barred rock eggs looked almost pinkish.
Chickens don't lay at night, only in the mornings typically. Maybe your orpington is broody. (She wants to sit on eggs and raise chicks) Broodies sit on the nest day and night.
You can either get her fertile eggs to sit on, or break her by putting her in an elevated wire cage with a mesh bottom for a few days. The airflow supposedly makes them stop setting.
New layers might lay any time of day or night, most older birds lay between sunup and mid-afternoon....but even later is not unheard of.Oh my, I hope she is not getting broody-we do have a rooster but not ready to have chicks