My First Egg :) & Questions

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by france, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. france

    france Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2009
    North East
    Doing the happy dance now that we have our first egg. Finally some tenants who actually pay rent. I do have a couple of questions:

    1. Who is it most likely from? EE or Orpington? Even though it is small I am doubting it is from a silkie or a WC Polish. It looks more pink then brown.

    2. The blood is more brown and dull in person and dried. Should I be checking the chickens and making sure the one who laid it is OK or is this within normal for a first egg?



  2. orangecatrex

    orangecatrex Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2009
    It is the FIRST egg. I'd think a lil blood would be normal. As for who laid the jewel. That's one for the more experienced folks here.

    Good Luck
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    Portage County, Ohio
    No way to say who laid it, look for the hen that seems sort of dazed an confused! hehe, that's not always true, but sometimes you can tell that way, one hen looks very puzzled for a little while, then they just sort of forget and go on their merry ways.

    A little blood is not unusual, that doesn't look terrible and I wouldn't worry. (not a ton to be done anyway really)

    Edited to add, YIPPEE you got an egg!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2009
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Pliny, West Virgina
    I have 9 BO layers and I get a range of light brown to light pink color eggs. So it could be BO but I really don't know bout the EE
  5. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    If I had to make a GUESS....I would guess it's from your orp. EE tend to lay later, but it's not always the case. You'll have to wait to catch them in the act to know for absolute sure.

    And yup. The blood is normal. Gotta stretch things out a little. One of my girls had blood on eggs for 2 weeks. Each time a little less.

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