Mystery egg? Who dunnit?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I think I have a second hen laying eggs. Hen #1 (the SLW, I think) has been laying for about a week now. She consistantly laid in the afternoons until I maliciously cut the grass at her and she waited until the next morning to lay that one. This morning I found an egg that looks nothing like the others she has laid. Well, other than it looks like an egg and all.
    What do you think?
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    The one on the left is this morning's find. It's paler and skinnier. The egg in the middle is the first egg I found last week. The one on the right is the egg I got yesterday from the original layer.

    Here's another shot (and please don't tell my family that I'm taking multiple egg pictures. They already think I've lost it!)
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    I think that egg layer #1 is a silver laced wyandotte. I think/hope egg layer #2 is a buff orp. Those two seem the most ready. Plus the other possibilites in that coop are a GLW, another buff orp and two EEs.

    Any guesses from the egg gurus?
     
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  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    never mind...
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  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    never mind? did you figure it out? ill tell you what- you arent the only one with the mystery egg problem. i only have 3 girls and just when i think i have figured out who is laying what- i find a different egg under a hen! i think sometimes the colors change a little and then other times i wonder if they are sitting on eachother's eggs to confuse the dumb human. [​IMG]
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

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    Citygirl did you figure it out?
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have RIR's. They lay from very pale to brown. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Wow! Look at your variety. You'd think they'd all lay the same color.

    I figured it out. It has to be two different chickens as I got two eggs again today, a dark one and a light one. The dark one is definitely larger than the light one. I think it's the wyandotte and the buff orp.

    Thanks for the help, y'all!
     
  7. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to help you out... a brown egg-laying chicken will not lay the same colored egg everytime -- it always varies.
     
  8. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    Well now... that hardly seems sporting in my ongoing quest to figure out who is laying what. Little stinkers.
    Thanks for the insight!
     

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