I don’t know which hen laid

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  1. Chick.enss

    Chick.enss In the Brooder

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    Hello, about 2 days ago one of my hens laid an egg. How can I tell which one laid it?
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    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!
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    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).
     
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  5. Chick.enss

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    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?
     
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  6. Chick.enss

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    Thanks!
     
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  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    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.
     
  9. Chick.enss

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    Welcome! And we love photos. Everything's better with pictures!
     
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