Mystery Eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AbisChicks16, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. AbisChicks16

    AbisChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two mottled Cochin bantams,a black silkie, a welsummer, a blue Andalusian, and a Partridge Rock that are all 24weeks old. I've found several different eggs in my coop yesterday and today. I need help identifying them.
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Is the bottom egg as white as it appears in the photo? If so, that would be from your Andalusian. The speckled egg I suspect has come from your Welsummer -- especially if this bird was hatchery sourced - unfortunately not all of them will produce the lovely, dark eggs folks expect from them.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Time for a Butt Check!!
    If you really want to know who is laying and who is not, which should narrow down your 'mystery'.

    Vent Appearance:
    Dry, tight, and smaller - usually not laying.
    Moist, wide, and larger - usually laying.

    Pelvic Points, feel for the 2 bony points(pelvic bones) on either side of vent:
    Less than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means not laying.
    More than 2 fingertip widths apart usually means laying.
     
  4. AbisChicks16

    AbisChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They came from mypetchicken. I got them when they were a day old.. the top egg is from the mottled Cochin, because I saw her sister lay an identical egg.
    Yes, the white egg is white white and large.
     
  5. AbisChicks16

    AbisChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never done a butt check.. thank you for the info.. I'm going to try it..I'm still new chickens. We bought our farm in July and it came with 12 chickens.
     
  6. AbisChicks16

    AbisChicks16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming she laid the brown egg with speckles, because it was in the best when she left..
     

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