Match the Hens with the Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by HidingInTheHenHouse, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so today was the first day I got 5 eggs. I actually have 11 hens that are old enough to lay, but I can tell by vents, combs, wattles, who is likely to be laying and who isn't. But I'm not sure who is laying what. Tell me what you think. Which chicken goes with each egg.

    Eggs
    small pointy white
    medium pale brown or peach color
    darker brown medium and rounded
    very large (double yolker as 1st egg?) pale brown
    medium rounded brown w/ speckles and shaded bands
    small pale brown, pointy

    Hens
    Easter Egger - laying for sure
    Blue Andalusian - laying for sure
    Red Star - was laying every day, but haven't had an egg that looks like her normal dark brown for 4 days now
    Light Brahma - pretty sure 1st egg was today
    Silver Laced Wyandotte - I think is laying from vent appearance, but not for sure
    Black Australorp - from vent does not appear to be laying, but comb and wattles very red and large

    So there's the run down. I only got 5 eggs, but it is possible that all 6 are laying, but I really don't think the BA is laying yet.

    Have fun playing the matching game!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Linda in San Diego

    Linda in San Diego Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my 3 EE all lay eggs that are distinctly dusky green, but you are sure yours are laying but none of the eggs are green?
     
  3. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I am sure my EE is laying, and I have never gotten a greenish egg. I am pretty sure she lays the very light brown, peachy colored egg.

    Thanks for the site. I will check it out.
     
  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does "tinted" mean as an egg color?
     

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