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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chick.enss, Mar 20, 2018.
Hello, about 2 days ago one of my hens laid an egg. How can I tell which one laid it?
How many do you have? Do you have any different breeds?
If you feel between their butt bones (pelvic bones), the one with the largest space is most likely to have laid the egg. Chickens that have begun to lay or who are about to lay usually have red combs, instead of pink/peach.
Hope this helps!
Welcome to Backyard chickens!
Sometimes it is hard to tell which hen laid a particular egg. Some use trap nesting and others use dye on the vent(I hear this is messy and does not always work).
You can use a lipstick to color one of the chicken vent.
And you can read this article by aart
There are three different breeds but there are 6 chickens overall. But one of them is a little bigger and has a brighter comb, do you think that she may be the one?
It's highly likely.
Some breeds of chicken lay different shades off egg. What breeds do you have? Some breeds mature faster, and some lay different shades of eggshell. One extreme example is an Easter Egger. A Marans lays a very dark shade of egg. And Australorps lay a sort of oddly-off color tinted pink egg.
If you don't want to google search the color of eggs your breed lays, then the lipstick test is probably the simplest way to do it.
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