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my first eggs!! who laid them?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jgoodin, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chirping

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    I got my very first flock 3 days ago and this morning I found this!! They were very small slightly differently colored eggs. Could they have been hatched by the same hen? I don't think it was one of these gals.
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    They are supposed to be adult rir but thanks to this community I've realized they're rsl. I'm expecting bigger eggs out of them, So that leaves one of these gals.
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    I was told they were 4 month old barred rock hatchmates. To me the barred hens look very different and I suspect they're actually different ages. One is definitely bigger than the other one and has redder bigger comb and wattles. The white hen could be a roo because it's smaller framed than the others but has a bigger comb and wattles. In spite of her "cocky" personality big red and reba still pick on her.
     

  2. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chirping

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    Here's another few shots of the possible culprits, who do y'all think is most likely to be my little layer.
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  3. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chirping

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    Don't laugh, but do chickens always lay the same colored eggs- or can they vary in shades of brown?
     
  4. mamadawn

    mamadawn Chirping

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    They do vary quite a bit. It takes a while for everything to come on line and regulate. As you figure out who us laying what, you'll see more consistency as your hens mature. With my pullets I try to be around and see who is laying what and where- I mark the egg and can over a few weeks somewhat see maturity happening- then we have Omelets!
     
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  5. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chirping

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    they can vary different shades of brown green red creme and white and i would say it was a plymouth rock
     
  6. amber757

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    I thought Barred Rocks lay white eggs?!?
     
  7. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chirping

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    thank you! My eggs looked slightly different but were very similar in size. :-(no eggs this morning-yet.
     

  8. jgoodin

    jgoodin Chirping

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    you know, I just don't know! If they do then it would have to be one of my rsl gals-but I would think they lay bigger eggs.
     
  9. jgoodin

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    , I hope so! I'm really hoping one of my barred pullets is responsible I'm going to try to hang out with them and see if I can figure this out.
     
  10. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chirping

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    i have none yet but SOOOOOOOOO much research shows that they will lay other shades
     

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