How to tell who laid the egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by schatze17, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. schatze17

    schatze17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aside from separating the hens, is there a way to tell who laid an egg when you have a flock of chickens in one coop?

    I know you can often tell the egg by the breed of the chicken, but if you have more than one of a particular breed, who's the layer?

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  2. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good question. I'm intersted in seeing what everyone has to say!
     
  3. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell them apart by breed with mine (3 different breeds), but who specifically laid what, I cannot tell without a trap nest. I have to cull my bad layers soon for winter, so I am looking for plans to build one and then I'm going to put leg bands on them (one color bad, one color good) as they come out of the trap nest.
     
  4. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    without seperating them you need to see physically each bird lay, if you have more then 1 bird laying, I have 3 different breeds of pullet (3 birds) and all 3 dance about the nest box, I've seen the other 2 girls sitting with the laying pullet in the nest waiting for her egg to come, shes a very small bird and sometimes it seems to take her all day to lay her tiny egg,but once she does she is so proud of herself.
     
  5. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. schatze17

    schatze17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the link, I was searching the forum and not finding anything.
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  7. Cosmopolis Chick

    Cosmopolis Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... SPYCAM.


    HA HA HA!
    Sorry, couldn't help myself.
    I am not always sure who is laying which egg either
    and I am often left wondering who is on vacation from laying! (get to work girls!)
     

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