How do you know whose egg??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by granolamommie, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. granolamommie

    granolamommie In the Brooder

    May 10, 2009
    [​IMG] I have three hens, all in the same area. I am getting only one egg every day or every other day. How do I know who is laying and who isnt??

  2. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    I'd like to know, too. Someone just laid the prettiest almost olive egg, but I am not sure who did it. [​IMG]
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    first off, look for the one with the reddest comb. If they are all red, flip them over and look for the one with the pinkest, widest, moistest looking vent. If they all look the same, drop food coloring of different colors in each bird's vent. Supposedly it will tint the next egg to be laid and you will know then by the color who is laying what. Good luck, and DO post pics of whatever way you figured out the one laying! Lots of people want to know the answer to that and you can help everybody learn.
  4. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Songster

    Apr 14, 2007
    I borrowed my dh's game camera!!! I had guessed (correctly) which one was first because of her comb, rooster attention and her 'singing'...
  5. raspeary

    raspeary Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    Cortland New York
    Quote:i could have used one of those cameras to figure out which ones were laying besides my one rhode island red and which of the 7 girls are peckign through the eggs.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    By being a chicken dork and sit there waiting and watching.
  7. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    That's my usual method too... [​IMG]
  8. koifarm

    koifarm Songster

    Interesting post from Dixiedoodle about the game cam....I've been thinking about a remote cam fed into the computer to check out the ladies.
    Also had a thought about doing a complete webcam for one egg from hatching to six weeks of age or so....I wonder if that would be feasable?

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