How do I know which chicken is laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kikicounihan, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Kikicounihan

    Kikicounihan Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2012
    So I was posting in egg countdown, but thought I should start a new thread since I am up to 5 eggs now in the first week! Yahoo! So not really counting down anymore but looking excitedly in every day to find a new little egg. But, I am now trying to figure out who it is of the 5! I have caught one girl in the nesting box three times, so I know she is definitely laying. I haven't seen anyone else in the box so I assumed she was the only one, but we found one in a different spot right by the door on the ground on Sunday. So yesterday, I compared the 5 eggs (I haven't had the heart to eat them yet) and it looks like it could be two different hens. Am I right or could these all be from the same girl? Thanks for your help!
  2. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

    Mar 31, 2012
    London, UK
    My Coop
    the best way to find out who is who is to try trap nesting
  3. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    NE GA Mountains
    My Coop
    Looks like two different culprits, but don't go by me. My girls have me totally bamboozled.

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